Who's tired of this horrible heat? I know I am!
That's why I'm getting into the "Falliday Spirit" (yeah, I made that up), hoping that I can maybe get Autumn temperatures to creep up on us just a little more quickly. I've already invested in fall-scented wax melts like Dutch Apple Pie, Pumpkin Spice, and Salted Caramel, and I've busted out the box of Halloween decorations! And lucky for you, dear reader, I've also started on my fall crafts and tutorials, like this incredibly Easy Monogrammed Fall Wreath.
Today, I'm sharing with you this Halloween DIY project for creating a Spooky Floating Candle!
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If I don't count the time it took to let the paint dry, this project took me maybe 15 minutes at the most. It's insanely simple with big results. You're sure to get lots of compliments on these spooky candles at your next Halloween bash!
The reason that I chose to use tulle spools was because 1) I had them on hand after making my daughter's tutu for her costume and 2) they're much more durable than toilet paper, paper towel, or wrapping paper rolls.
Note: It's recommended that these candles be used for indoor decorations only. While you can use them outdoors, because they're made of cardboard, they're unlikely to withstand the elements. Some weather-resistant paint might help, but I cannot vouch for that. Even if you have a covered porch, blowing rain or snow could still get the cardboard wet, causing the decorations to deteriorate. Alternatively, you can bring them in every time there's a chance of precipitation, but that seems to be more hassle than it's worth.
First things first, I removed the top plastic part of the spool. It popped right out because it wasn't secured with adhesive. I left the bottom part in tact because it gives me something to hold while painting and therefore lessens the likelihood of a mess.
It should look something like this.