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Spooky Halloween Candles – Thrifty Halloween Decorating

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Spooky Halloween Candles – Thrifty Holiday Decorating

These candles are the perfect mix of spooky, gory, and cute for Halloween!  They make the perfect, inexpensive decoration for your Halloween decor.

You will need

White candles

Red tapered candle

Match

Paper to lay your candle on

Begin by opening your candles.  Light the red candle and let it drip a couple of times on a sheet of paper.  Now, you want to lightly touch the edge of  your white candle with the tip your red tapered candle.  Let it drip down the side.  If you get a large drip in a place you don’t want it simply heat it up and let it melt again, gently pulling it down with your red taper.  That is what happened in the photo below.

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So simple, yet so cool looking and will definitely make people look twice!  Such an easy craft that comes from supplies at the dollar store!

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Valentine’s Day Candles, Easy, Thrifty Holiday Decorations

These candles are such a great way to bring a little Valentine’s day festivity into your home without having to break the bank!

With some simple candles, a sheet of scrapbook paper and just a bit of ribbon you have a great decoration!

This tutorial really is so simple that typing it out is the most work the project took!  All you need is candles, a sheet of scrapbook paper, ribbon and some glue.  Now, I used scrapbooking squares so that it is easy to remove because then I can change them out for the season!  Smart, right?

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Depending on the size of your candle, will depend on how much paper you need. I left about an inch of space on top and the bottom edge of the candle, that made my paper about 4 inches, but like I said, it really just depends on the sizeof your candle.  I chose black and white with a hint of red because I wanted a little more of a “romantic” feel.  I love that with paper you can totally change the feel of this project!

All you need to do is wrap the paper around and tape it.

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Once you have paper attached add some ribbon.  Cut your ribbon the size you want.  If you want to tie a ribbon in a bow be sure to leave enough extra ribbon.  This could be done several different ways, with a ribbon, just tied like I did mine leaving the ends hanging, or just wrap it around and tape it in the back so it is just a smooth, flat ribbon.

That is it!  I told you it was easy!  Grab some scrapbook paper and make some of your own!  What a great way to add a little pizzazz to your decor!

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