This skull candle holder won’t cost more than $5 to make and won’t take but about 10 minutes to put together. I’m willing to bet, it’s going to be one of your favorite Halloween decorations this year!
It finally happened.
It took giving up for it to finally happen, but it happened.
When I finally gave myself permission to not stress out about fall decorating, it was then that my heart reminded me what I really loved most about fall.
I love witches. And ghosts. And haunted houses. And basically anything else that screams creepy and/or haunted.
I’m that girl.
And while walking through the Halloween decor at the Dollar Tree, I slowly felt that vaguely familiar feeling creeping back into me again – the need to go all out for Halloween.
And that made me all giddy inside like Tilly Witch when she finally remembered how to be a witch again.
And so I bought nearly all the skulls the Dollar Tree had in both glitter and non-glitter varieties. And then I headed over to Michael’s and proceed to buy even more Halloween things and then asked the clerk if she could check the back for more.
I was back.
I came home and then turned our living room into Halloween amazingness.
But before we jump into a whole house Halloween tour, let’s first start with this creepy DIY skull candle holder!
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Definitely creepy, right?
It’s so easy to make – you won’t believe it!
DIY Skull Candle Holder
Tools & Supplies Needed:
- 3 Plastic Halloween Skulls, mine came from The Dollar Tree
- Three Black Taper Candles or other color candles of your choice, I got mine from Hobby Lobby.
- X-Acto Knife
- Hot Glue Gun
Using the X-Acto knife, cut out an “X” into the top of each skull.
Arrange the skulls in a triangle type formation and hot-glue them together where each one touches. It’s totally ok to go overboard with the glue here as it will just look like wax droppings from candles.
Let the hot glue fully dry, then stick a candle into each X that you made with the X-Acto knife. Apply a good bit of hot glue where the candle and skull meet.
In the photo below, you can see both where I applied the hot glue to connect the skulls and where I secured the candles.
I layered in some creepy cloth from the Dollar Tree under the skulls as well to add a bit more to this cheap and easy Halloween table centerpiece.
If you wanted to add a sparkly touch to your candle holder, you could also glitter the eye sockets of the skulls.
The Circus has insisted on eating dinner by light of the skull candleholder every night since I’ve made it. I’m cool with that. She’s beginning to love all things Halloween and spooky like her mama. 😉
This also makes a great table centerpiece for a spooky Halloween party!
Who else is ready to just skip all this fall leaves and pumpkin decorating and just go straight for the spooky stuff?
Want more great Halloween decorating ideas and projects?
Easy Halloween Decor DIY Projects – loads of great Halloween crafts that won’t cost a fortune and are simple to make!
DIY Skull Drink Stirrers in Five Minutes – so easy and so fun for a party!
Free Printable Double Double Toil and Trouble Halloween Art – instant decor!
Free Printable Spell Book Cover and Potion Labels – one can’t be without their spell book on Halloween!
Dollar Tree Skull Upcycle– see how I upcycled these same skulls a different way!
Looking for some spooky books to read? Be sure to see my list of The Best Ghosts, Witches and Such Books!
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