Sunday, September 28, 2014

Easy Skeleton Hand Candle DIY

There is something about Halloween that calls for creepy candles and this year that seems to be our focus.  This creepy but classy candle started with a glow in the dark skeleton hand from Dollar Tree. The hand comes with a stake to use as yard decoration.  I tried it outside, but it just didn't glow enough for me, but I with a bit of paint, it makes the perfect candle decoration.

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Didn't take many pictures of the process, but it is pretty easy.  Just cut the bottom part of the hand off - I used our handy hot knife, then paint the hand white and highlight with watered down black paint.

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Paint the hand white and let it dry thoroughly.  This one had to be repainted because I didn't wait long enough before wiping on the black paint - Ugh!  I would suggest waiting until the next day to for the black highlights, then just water down the black paint and wipe it on with a napkin.  I added a bit more in the creases for highlights and wiped it down a little more.  Hot glue the hand to the candle, add a spider and a bit of moss around the bottom and  there you have it - 
a creepy, but classy Halloween candle.

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Halloween candle, Halloween DIY, dollar store Halloween, creepy candle


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You would be hard pressed to find an area of our home that we have decorated for Halloween without some revamped Dollar Tree decorations in it. What can I say, we are cheap!!!

We will be sharing more Dollar Tree Decorations over the next week. Only 32 more days until Halloween so stop back by for more frugal decorating ideas!


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7 comments:

  1. Very skeery ;) Love it and it's cheap, can't beat that.

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing ;)

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! We are all about the cheap out here in Crosby!!! LOL!!! Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Definitely creepy -- in a good way! :-)

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  3. Love your post! So much fun and cheap..love cheap projects that look like you spent big bucks! I am hosting my first ever Tuesday Link Up Party. I hope you can come over and link up with me!! I love meeting new ladies and getting to see all the amazing content everyone has to offer! http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite! We linked up and I'm following you via Bloglovin now!

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    2. Thanks Jeanette! I have been looking at the dollar stores trying to find the hands so I can make one of these lol. No luck yet..but I am on a mission now haha. Hope you come back this week!!

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  4. Thanks for the tip on the hot knife. I'll look for one at Michael's!

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