Wednesday, September 10, 2008


The latest edition of Family Fun magazine came in the mail today. I started paging through it and saw these cute little candle holders and thought they were so cute to make to get in that Fall spirit. Halloween is just around the corner (okay, it's a big corner) but our weather has been cooler lately, so it just seemed like the timing was right to make my first Halloween craft of the season.

I haven't even finished going through the magazine-- I literally hopped up and grabbed the supplies and camera and made a little scary eye candle.

What you need:

Black construction paper
Hole punch
Mod Podge
Paint brush
Glass candle holder
Paint marker or black paint

What you do:

1. Tear a sheet of black construction paper into about a dozen small rectangles that measure roughly 1 1/4 inch by 1/2 inch.

2. Use a hole punch to add two eyes to each piece.

3. Brush a portion of the candle holder with Mod Podge, affix paper rectangle, then paint more Mod Podge over it.

4. Add the other pieces of paper the same way, making sure the edges overlap. Set aside to dry. (Mine is sitting on a medicine cup so that the Mod Podge doesn't dry onto the counter.)

5. When the candle holder is dry, use a tiny paint brush and black paint (I just used a paint marker) to add little round pupils inside the eyes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's actually quite cute. And if you don't go with "eyes" but just "dots" it could make a cute year-round gift. Hmmm...guess what the teen nieces might be getting for Christmas along with their other gift??