How To Make Decorative DIY Halloween Candles

How To Make Decorative DIY Halloween Candles

Dabney Frake
Oct 3, 2014
(Image credit: Melodrama)

Reader Krys shows you how to make these Halloween-themed DIY pillar candles for the holiday. You choose your image, and use a simple technique to make your own festive (and inexpensive) tabletop decorations.

What You Need


  • Candles
  • Wax Paper
  • Tissue Paper


  • Rubber Stamps or InkJet Printer
  • Colored Pencils and Pens
  • Heat/Embossing Tool or (very hot) Blowdryer


(Image credit: Melodrama)

1. Print or stamp image onto smooth, shiny side of tissue paper. Then, cut image out as close to edges as possible.

(Image credit: Melodrama)

2. Place tissue paper image on candle. Secure with a bit of glue if you need to.

(Image credit: Melodrama)

3. Place wax paper on top of tissue paper image (wax side down). Then, heat the area with your heat gun, embossing tool, or blow dryer until wax paper is melted and tissue paper is covered in wax. Take care not to overheat it and warp the candle itself.

(Image credit: Melodrama)

4. Display and enjoy!

Head over to Krys' blog Melodrama for more photos and helpful tips for the project. And thanks for sharing Krys!

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