Autumn is definitely the season in our house where we start to spend more time indoors and one of the things we always love to do to instantly add an autumny cosiness is light candles.
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to get creative so we’ve designed some Halloween themed candle wrappers.
These really couldn’t be easier to make and as always we’ve also included our free downloadable template so that you can create your own Halloween votive candles, too!
When I first designed the wrap I printed it and cut it out with a craft knife but then it dawned on me that I could make things much easier for myself if I printed the wrapper onto some transparent paper and saved myself the time and effort of having to cut out the design.
Essentially which option you go for is up to you. I like how both of the Halloween candles have turned out but the version on to transparent paper is definitely much easier and quicker to make.
This is what you will need to make your own DIY Halloween Votive Candles:
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- Small glass (we used Godis from Ikea – try to choose a glass that has sides that are as straight as possible)
- Printable Halloween Votive wrapper (you can download it here)
- Printer (We love this printer as it prints really well and, more importantly, the ink seems to last forever!)
- Heavyweight paper or transparent paper
- Craft knife (make sure it’s really sharp, especially if you’re cutting out the design)
- Double-sided tape
- Votive Candle (We always recommend using LED votive candles, especially if like us you’re using a glass that isn’t heatproof!)
This is how to make the DIY Halloween Votive Candles:
If you print onto transparent paper it’s important to give the ink a few extra minutes of drying time before touching it (we smudged our first print).
#2 Cut out the design. As mentioned above you have the option of either cutting out the details completely with a craft knife or just cutting out a larger and much quicker rectangle.
#3 When you’ve cut out your design it’s just a matter of wrapping the Halloween candle wrapper around the glass and securing it with some double-sided tape.
#4 All that’s left to do is add a candle and enjoy your finished DIY Halloween votive candle.
Do you decorate your home for Halloween?
PS. If you like these printable you may like some of our others, too. You can see all of our free printables here!