Saturday, October 26, 2013

TUTORIAL: Halloween Painted Wine Bottle Candles

When I posted a photo of the painted wine bottle candles I made for Halloween on Instagram, a few people asked me how to make them.  It almost seems silly to call this a "tutorial" as these are incredibly easy to create but here goes.

To make Halloween painted wine bottle candles you will need:
-Empty wine bottles
-Spray paint 
-Craft paint
-Foam paintbrush
-Taper candles
-Foam circular stamp (optional)
-Hot glue (optional)
-Plastic spiders (optional)

First, gather your empty bottles...

and give them a long soak in a soapy warm bath to loosen up the labels.  

Remove labels and allow to dry.

(Here is where I forgot to take step-by-step photos.  It is easy enough to explain though.)

-Spray paint each bottle and allow to dry.  (I used Krylon glitter spray paint from the craft store.)
-Using the regular paint, freehand paint whatever designs you'd like. Perfection is not the key here - just have fun. I used a Martha Stewart circular foam stamp for the dots.
-Hot glue on plastic spiders or any "accessory" you'd like.
-Insert taper candles.

See?  EASY.

Great way to use your fireplace without projecting the heat that comes along with a real fire.


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