Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. This year is no exception. I enjoy the decorations, the mystery of it all, the costume selection process (this is still a toss up) & watching my kids get excited with all of the make-momma-cring-bucket-of-sugar that they bring home every year. But I digress…
This tutorial was one I did last year for Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams Handmade Halloween and I want to share it this year, with you all here. We moved into a new house last year so I was looking for something new without spending a lot of money. I looked around the house for things that I already had that I could repurpose. I have lots of glassware so I decided to go in that direction and make a decorated candle centerpiece.
Now, most of these items I already had on hand so my out of pocket total for this project came to only $4 for the yard of lace that I bought but all of the glassware & candles can be purchased from the Dollar Tree so even if you are starting from scratch you can make this for probably under $10-$15.
For this project I used:
- a 7″ tall cylinder vase
- 2 votive candleholders
- random glass jar
- orange tulle
- white lace (spray painted black)
- decorative sheer black ribbon
- silver rhinestone mesh ribbon
- 3 tea light candles
- 1 tall jar candle from the Dollar Tree
I measured, cut, and simply glued (make sure to use a glue that will dry clear) the lace and ribbon around the glassware. For the tulle, I just wrapped it around twice, tied it off in the front and glued a rhinestone button to the front. All items were arranged on a round silver platter also from the Dollar Tree.
For the candles, I used a small tea light in all of the pieces except the tall vase. I purchased the tall jar candle from the Dollar Tree so I wouldn’t end up with melted wax down in my vase from using a pillar candle.
It was an easy, inexpensive way to make a beautiful centerpiece for Halloween. Mix up the colors for something a little wacky, use fake spider webbing for a spookier vibe or use a little burlap and take it into Thanksgiving. The lit pictures do not do this justice. It’s very pretty once it’s all lit and the lights are dim.