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Blood Candles

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a set of spooky Halloween candles made with paper towel tubes and Dollar Store battery operated candles!

With All Hallows Eve approaching, my focus has finally shifted to the Halloween props. I am panicking a little bit, as I don’t want to end up having countless ongoing projects in hand with none completed. So I put everything else aside and which I’ll post sometime next week. Until then I thought I should give you a little eye candy by showing you the blood candles I made last year.

Although this was a fun and easy project, it was a bit time consuming. But I promise the time is totally worth it as it makes an excellent addition to Halloween scenes.

Here is what I used to make my blood candles:

Halloween Candles Supplies List

Blood Candles

- Burgundy red craft paint ) and black craft paint

Before we go any further, I just want to mention I used really thick cardboard tubes, because I wanted my candles to be really sturdy. The tubes I used were from rolls of landscape fabric, but anything will do, from toilet paper tubes to paper towel tubes. And if you want your candles sturdier than mine, then you can even use PVC pipes.

If you choose to use paper towel or toilet paper tubes and if you are happy with their heights you can skip this first step. For any kind of thick and long cardboard tube or PVC pipe you start this project with cutting the tubes to the desired sizes.

I asked Greg to cut my cardboard tubes with all different heights, because I wanted to have a little movement in the whole view.

After cutting the tubes, cut and turn the sticky side down. Then cut another and stick it on the first piece, making a cross sign.

Blood Candles

Then place a tea light candle in the center of the non-sticky side of the tapes. Then push the tape and the tea light down into a cardboard roll. Once is flush with the top of the roll, stick on the outer side of the cardboard tube. This is to provide a good support for the tea lights so they would sit in the rolls properly.

Once you have the top part done for all cardboard tubes, take the tea light out and the cardboard tube to create the dripping wax affect. This is the part where you get creative. You can choose to do those drips short to finish the project quick, or you can go nuts like I did and make them really long which makes this step rather tedious. Basically step by step you keep building on until you are happy with the dripping wax effect.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting part, but when you complete the drips you can start painting your cardboard tubes with black craft paint. While you are at it, you might as well paint the sides and top of the tea light candles, because then they will look a bit more realistic. I know, I know!… We are preparing a Halloween prop with cardboard tubes and battery operated candles. How realistic can you get, right? But still… I think that little effort there completes the look.

After the black paint, I started adding the blood effect on some of the drips and on some of the tea lights. I used

, as I had it on hand, but you can give the same effect with burgundy red craft paint. I didn’t apply red gilders paste to every drip, because I didn’t want to end up with a uniform look all over. But it totally depends on your taste. If you like a uniform look better, then go for it.

Blood Candles

Now that your candles are complete, let’s jazz it up a little bit… A plastic skull, a creepy cloth and some plastic Halloween creepers here and there make all the difference!

Here are some beauty shots for you.

I hope you liked our easy and creepy blood candles Halloween prop!

We love it when you share our posts on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I will be making the candle centerpiece for a backdrop to our Christmas decor…lots of white w/sprinkles of RED and country blue. I will hunt down the heavier tubes.

Blood Candles

Thank you, Jacqui! That is a great idea! I am sure it will turn out fabulous.

Ask some of the local factories or even a lowes or home depot. The tubes are useind in carpet or linoleum and companies use film that wraps product and it is on those tubes.

What a cute couple you are! Great project too.

Were did you get the pages for your Bbook of Shadow?

I found them online. If you search for “Book of Shadows” on Google it should bring up all the pages as high quality pictures

Blood Candles

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a set of spooky Halloween candles made with paper towel tubes and Dollar Store battery operated candles!

With All Hallows Eve approaching, my focus has finally shifted to the Halloween props. I am panicking a little bit, as I don’t want to end up having countless ongoing projects in hand with none completed. So I put everything else aside and which I’ll post sometime next week. Until then I thought I should give you a little eye candy by showing you the blood candles I made last year.

Although this was a fun and easy project, it was a bit time consuming. But I promise the time is totally worth it as it makes an excellent addition to Halloween scenes.

Here is what I used to make my blood candles:

Halloween Candles Supplies List

Blood Candles

- Burgundy red craft paint ) and black craft paint

Before we go any further, I just want to mention I used really thick cardboard tubes, because I wanted my candles to be really sturdy. The tubes I used were from rolls of landscape fabric, but anything will do, from toilet paper tubes to paper towel tubes. And if you want your candles sturdier than mine, then you can even use PVC pipes.

If you choose to use paper towel or toilet paper tubes and if you are happy with their heights you can skip this first step. For any kind of thick and long cardboard tube or PVC pipe you start this project with cutting the tubes to the desired sizes.

I asked Greg to cut my cardboard tubes with all different heights, because I wanted to have a little movement in the whole view.

After cutting the tubes, cut and turn the sticky side down. Then cut another and stick it on the first piece, making a cross sign.

Blood Candles

Then place a tea light candle in the center of the non-sticky side of the tapes. Then push the tape and the tea light down into a cardboard roll. Once is flush with the top of the roll, stick on the outer side of the cardboard tube. This is to provide a good support for the tea lights so they would sit in the rolls properly.

Once you have the top part done for all cardboard tubes, take the tea light out and the cardboard tube to create the dripping wax affect. This is the part where you get creative. You can choose to do those drips short to finish the project quick, or you can go nuts like I did and make them really long which makes this step rather tedious. Basically step by step you keep building on until you are happy with the dripping wax effect.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting part, but when you complete the drips you can start painting your cardboard tubes with black craft paint. While you are at it, you might as well paint the sides and top of the tea light candles, because then they will look a bit more realistic. I know, I know!… We are preparing a Halloween prop with cardboard tubes and battery operated candles. How realistic can you get, right? But still… I think that little effort there completes the look.

After the black paint, I started adding the blood effect on some of the drips and on some of the tea lights. I used

, as I had it on hand, but you can give the same effect with burgundy red craft paint. I didn’t apply red gilders paste to every drip, because I didn’t want to end up with a uniform look all over. But it totally depends on your taste. If you like a uniform look better, then go for it.

Blood Candles

Now that your candles are complete, let’s jazz it up a little bit… A plastic skull, a creepy cloth and some plastic Halloween creepers here and there make all the difference!

Here are some beauty shots for you.

I hope you liked our easy and creepy blood candles Halloween prop!

We love it when you share our posts on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I will be making the candle centerpiece for a backdrop to our Christmas decor…lots of white w/sprinkles of RED and country blue. I will hunt down the heavier tubes.

Blood Candles

Thank you, Jacqui! That is a great idea! I am sure it will turn out fabulous.

Ask some of the local factories or even a lowes or home depot. The tubes are useind in carpet or linoleum and companies use film that wraps product and it is on those tubes.

What a cute couple you are! Great project too.

Were did you get the pages for your Bbook of Shadow?

I found them online. If you search for “Book of Shadows” on Google it should bring up all the pages as high quality pictures

Blood Candles

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a set of spooky Halloween candles made with paper towel tubes and Dollar Store battery operated candles!

With All Hallows Eve approaching, my focus has finally shifted to the Halloween props. I am panicking a little bit, as I don’t want to end up having countless ongoing projects in hand with none completed. So I put everything else aside and which I’ll post sometime next week. Until then I thought I should give you a little eye candy by showing you the blood candles I made last year.

Although this was a fun and easy project, it was a bit time consuming. But I promise the time is totally worth it as it makes an excellent addition to Halloween scenes.

Here is what I used to make my blood candles:

Halloween Candles Supplies List

Blood Candles

- Burgundy red craft paint ) and black craft paint

Before we go any further, I just want to mention I used really thick cardboard tubes, because I wanted my candles to be really sturdy. The tubes I used were from rolls of landscape fabric, but anything will do, from toilet paper tubes to paper towel tubes. And if you want your candles sturdier than mine, then you can even use PVC pipes.

If you choose to use paper towel or toilet paper tubes and if you are happy with their heights you can skip this first step. For any kind of thick and long cardboard tube or PVC pipe you start this project with cutting the tubes to the desired sizes.

I asked Greg to cut my cardboard tubes with all different heights, because I wanted to have a little movement in the whole view.

After cutting the tubes, cut and turn the sticky side down. Then cut another and stick it on the first piece, making a cross sign.

Blood Candles

Then place a tea light candle in the center of the non-sticky side of the tapes. Then push the tape and the tea light down into a cardboard roll. Once is flush with the top of the roll, stick on the outer side of the cardboard tube. This is to provide a good support for the tea lights so they would sit in the rolls properly.

Once you have the top part done for all cardboard tubes, take the tea light out and the cardboard tube to create the dripping wax affect. This is the part where you get creative. You can choose to do those drips short to finish the project quick, or you can go nuts like I did and make them really long which makes this step rather tedious. Basically step by step you keep building on until you are happy with the dripping wax effect.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting part, but when you complete the drips you can start painting your cardboard tubes with black craft paint. While you are at it, you might as well paint the sides and top of the tea light candles, because then they will look a bit more realistic. I know, I know!… We are preparing a Halloween prop with cardboard tubes and battery operated candles. How realistic can you get, right? But still… I think that little effort there completes the look.

After the black paint, I started adding the blood effect on some of the drips and on some of the tea lights. I used

, as I had it on hand, but you can give the same effect with burgundy red craft paint. I didn’t apply red gilders paste to every drip, because I didn’t want to end up with a uniform look all over. But it totally depends on your taste. If you like a uniform look better, then go for it.

Blood Candles

Now that your candles are complete, let’s jazz it up a little bit… A plastic skull, a creepy cloth and some plastic Halloween creepers here and there make all the difference!

Here are some beauty shots for you.

I hope you liked our easy and creepy blood candles Halloween prop!

We love it when you share our posts on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I will be making the candle centerpiece for a backdrop to our Christmas decor…lots of white w/sprinkles of RED and country blue. I will hunt down the heavier tubes.

Blood Candles

Thank you, Jacqui! That is a great idea! I am sure it will turn out fabulous.

Ask some of the local factories or even a lowes or home depot. The tubes are useind in carpet or linoleum and companies use film that wraps product and it is on those tubes.

What a cute couple you are! Great project too.

Were did you get the pages for your Bbook of Shadow?

I found them online. If you search for “Book of Shadows” on Google it should bring up all the pages as high quality pictures

Blood Candles

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a set of spooky Halloween candles made with paper towel tubes and Dollar Store battery operated candles!

With All Hallows Eve approaching, my focus has finally shifted to the Halloween props. I am panicking a little bit, as I don’t want to end up having countless ongoing projects in hand with none completed. So I put everything else aside and which I’ll post sometime next week. Until then I thought I should give you a little eye candy by showing you the blood candles I made last year.

Although this was a fun and easy project, it was a bit time consuming. But I promise the time is totally worth it as it makes an excellent addition to Halloween scenes.

Here is what I used to make my blood candles:

Halloween Candles Supplies List

Blood Candles

- Burgundy red craft paint ) and black craft paint

Before we go any further, I just want to mention I used really thick cardboard tubes, because I wanted my candles to be really sturdy. The tubes I used were from rolls of landscape fabric, but anything will do, from toilet paper tubes to paper towel tubes. And if you want your candles sturdier than mine, then you can even use PVC pipes.

If you choose to use paper towel or toilet paper tubes and if you are happy with their heights you can skip this first step. For any kind of thick and long cardboard tube or PVC pipe you start this project with cutting the tubes to the desired sizes.

I asked Greg to cut my cardboard tubes with all different heights, because I wanted to have a little movement in the whole view.

After cutting the tubes, cut and turn the sticky side down. Then cut another and stick it on the first piece, making a cross sign.

Blood Candles

Then place a tea light candle in the center of the non-sticky side of the tapes. Then push the tape and the tea light down into a cardboard roll. Once is flush with the top of the roll, stick on the outer side of the cardboard tube. This is to provide a good support for the tea lights so they would sit in the rolls properly.

Once you have the top part done for all cardboard tubes, take the tea light out and the cardboard tube to create the dripping wax affect. This is the part where you get creative. You can choose to do those drips short to finish the project quick, or you can go nuts like I did and make them really long which makes this step rather tedious. Basically step by step you keep building on until you are happy with the dripping wax effect.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting part, but when you complete the drips you can start painting your cardboard tubes with black craft paint. While you are at it, you might as well paint the sides and top of the tea light candles, because then they will look a bit more realistic. I know, I know!… We are preparing a Halloween prop with cardboard tubes and battery operated candles. How realistic can you get, right? But still… I think that little effort there completes the look.

After the black paint, I started adding the blood effect on some of the drips and on some of the tea lights. I used

, as I had it on hand, but you can give the same effect with burgundy red craft paint. I didn’t apply red gilders paste to every drip, because I didn’t want to end up with a uniform look all over. But it totally depends on your taste. If you like a uniform look better, then go for it.

Blood Candles

Now that your candles are complete, let’s jazz it up a little bit… A plastic skull, a creepy cloth and some plastic Halloween creepers here and there make all the difference!

Here are some beauty shots for you.

I hope you liked our easy and creepy blood candles Halloween prop!

We love it when you share our posts on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I will be making the candle centerpiece for a backdrop to our Christmas decor…lots of white w/sprinkles of RED and country blue. I will hunt down the heavier tubes.

Blood Candles

Thank you, Jacqui! That is a great idea! I am sure it will turn out fabulous.

Ask some of the local factories or even a lowes or home depot. The tubes are useind in carpet or linoleum and companies use film that wraps product and it is on those tubes.

What a cute couple you are! Great project too.

Were did you get the pages for your Bbook of Shadow?

I found them online. If you search for “Book of Shadows” on Google it should bring up all the pages as high quality pictures

Blood Candles

Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with a set of spooky Halloween candles made with paper towel tubes and Dollar Store battery operated candles!

With All Hallows Eve approaching, my focus has finally shifted to the Halloween props. I am panicking a little bit, as I don’t want to end up having countless ongoing projects in hand with none completed. So I put everything else aside and which I’ll post sometime next week. Until then I thought I should give you a little eye candy by showing you the blood candles I made last year.

Although this was a fun and easy project, it was a bit time consuming. But I promise the time is totally worth it as it makes an excellent addition to Halloween scenes.

Here is what I used to make my blood candles:

Halloween Candles Supplies List

Blood Candles

- Burgundy red craft paint ) and black craft paint

Before we go any further, I just want to mention I used really thick cardboard tubes, because I wanted my candles to be really sturdy. The tubes I used were from rolls of landscape fabric, but anything will do, from toilet paper tubes to paper towel tubes. And if you want your candles sturdier than mine, then you can even use PVC pipes.

If you choose to use paper towel or toilet paper tubes and if you are happy with their heights you can skip this first step. For any kind of thick and long cardboard tube or PVC pipe you start this project with cutting the tubes to the desired sizes.

I asked Greg to cut my cardboard tubes with all different heights, because I wanted to have a little movement in the whole view.

After cutting the tubes, cut and turn the sticky side down. Then cut another and stick it on the first piece, making a cross sign.

Blood Candles

Then place a tea light candle in the center of the non-sticky side of the tapes. Then push the tape and the tea light down into a cardboard roll. Once is flush with the top of the roll, stick on the outer side of the cardboard tube. This is to provide a good support for the tea lights so they would sit in the rolls properly.

Once you have the top part done for all cardboard tubes, take the tea light out and the cardboard tube to create the dripping wax affect. This is the part where you get creative. You can choose to do those drips short to finish the project quick, or you can go nuts like I did and make them really long which makes this step rather tedious. Basically step by step you keep building on until you are happy with the dripping wax effect.

I forgot to take pictures of the painting part, but when you complete the drips you can start painting your cardboard tubes with black craft paint. While you are at it, you might as well paint the sides and top of the tea light candles, because then they will look a bit more realistic. I know, I know!… We are preparing a Halloween prop with cardboard tubes and battery operated candles. How realistic can you get, right? But still… I think that little effort there completes the look.

After the black paint, I started adding the blood effect on some of the drips and on some of the tea lights. I used

, as I had it on hand, but you can give the same effect with burgundy red craft paint. I didn’t apply red gilders paste to every drip, because I didn’t want to end up with a uniform look all over. But it totally depends on your taste. If you like a uniform look better, then go for it.

Blood Candles

Now that your candles are complete, let’s jazz it up a little bit… A plastic skull, a creepy cloth and some plastic Halloween creepers here and there make all the difference!

Here are some beauty shots for you.

I hope you liked our easy and creepy blood candles Halloween prop!

We love it when you share our posts on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you for sharing your creativity and I will be making the candle centerpiece for a backdrop to our Christmas decor…lots of white w/sprinkles of RED and country blue. I will hunt down the heavier tubes.

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