Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


DIY Halloween Decor

Spooky Halloween Silhouettes

I love Halloween, because of the candy of course, and because it is such a great opportunity to have fun with decor. Last year I made a Halloween poster {you can find the free printable here}. This year I wanted to make something that added a little light and a little spook to my decor so I created these spooky silhouettes: 

They are glass candle holders {for fake candles only} with painted Halloween images.

Here is the before shot. The jars are from Michaels and the candle holders are from Homesense. 

This is such a simple project. Simply go online and do a google image search for free Halloween clip art. When you find images you like, first make sure they are copyright free. Then, print each image.

Once you have your boo-tiful pictures printed, cut them out and tape each one to the inside of a jar like this:

Then you take black craft paint and paint right over the image on the outside of the jar. You can use glass paint, but you do not have to. I used chalkboard paint for mine, but I tested craft paint and it worked well too.

Once they are dry, arrange them together and add fake tealights. It is important not to use real candles for two reasons: the glass will get very hot and the candle will run out of oxygen to burn. You can buy fake ones at most dollar stores. 

TIP: I painted the images on both sides of a couple of the jars. If I were to do this project again, I would only do one side {see the one on the left}; it just looks better.

How do you decorate your home for Halloween?

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