10 Spooky DIY Halloween Candles

10 spooky DIY Halloween candles from

Friends, clearly I’m all about candles this week. (Although I do believe I warned you of my obsession!) Earlier this week we talked about DIY candle holders that are perfect for fall. And today we’re talking Halloween! Specifically, DIY candles that are perfect for adding a spooky touch to your home decor or your upcoming Halloween bash. There’s no shortage of ghost and ghouls here, folks, so grab your hot glue gun and get your craft on – here are 10 spooky DIY Halloween candles!


  • Creepy Crawlers 1 of 10
    Creepy Crawlers
    Um, how adorable are these little fellas? Mini pumpkins become fun little creepy crawlers with tealights and pipe cleaners.
    Get the how-to from Good Housekeeping.
  • Bloody Candles 2 of 10
    Bloody Candles
    Elegant white taper candles take on a creepy flair with melted, dripping red wax that looks like blood.
    Get the how-to from Martha Stewart.
  • Glowing Lanterns 3 of 10
    Glowing Lanterns
    These candle lanterns are so fun for Halloween and easy to make, too! All you need is old jars, tissue paper, construction paper and decoupage glue.
    Get the how-to from Play At Home Mom.
  • Log Candelaba 4 of 10
    Log Candelaba
    These cool candelabra makes a great centerpiece! With black taper candles it's perfect for Halloween.
    Get the how-to from House of Earnest.
  • Spooky Pillar Candles 5 of 10
    Spooky Pillar Candles
    For these spooky wares, scoop up big pillar candles at the dollar store and deck them out in creepy messages made from paper!
    Get the how-to from Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Spirit Jugs 6 of 10
    Spirit Jugs
    While not technically candle holders I couldn't resist these jug lanterns. Old milk jugs, construction paper and white twinkle lights are all you need!
    Get the how-to from Disney Family Fun.
  • Shocking Silhouettes 7 of 10
    Shocking Silhouettes
    Dress up ordinary candleholders with shocking silhouettes! The template is free.
    Get the how-to and template from Martha Stewart.
  • Black Lace Candles 8 of 10
    Black Lace Candles
    Basic tealight holders get a sophisticated, spooky look with the addition of gothic-inspired black lace.
    Get the how-to from Family Chic.
  • Halloween Tin Can Lanterns 9 of 10
    Halloween Tin Can Lanterns
    Inexpensive and festive, make your own tin can lanterns to line an entry table or the front walk!
    Get the how-to from Untangling Knots.
  • Spooky Lanterns 10 of 10
    Spooky Lanterns
    More easy and cute lanterns, these ones use mason jars that are jazzed up with creepy construction paper faces!
    Get the how-to from The Southern Institute.

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