Creative Halloween Ideas: Decoupage Halloween Candles

13th October 2014

I’ve started to get the DIY and creative bug lately, making Marvel Comic chest of drawers and revamping coffee tables, and now I’ve started to find creative Halloween ideas.

The first has been my attempt to decoupage candle glass!

I’ve seen some stunning jars, vases and candles across the internet and they’ve inspired me to give it a go, and with Halloween around the corner it’s the perfect first theme to try. 

I had two glasses to practice on and bought some Halloween napkins from Poundstretcher. 

Here are my first attempts, which are wrinkly and not perfect, but when they’re lit I think they look quite cute!

decoupage halloween candles diy
My Halloween Decoupaged Candle Attempts

I’m going to keep practising them as I’ve been saving all my pasta sauce, coffee and curry jars, and I’ve already started buying Christmas napkins in the hopes I will get good enough to create little jars full of presents as an alternative gift idea.

Halloween Decoupage Tutorial

If you want to give it a try, here’s how I did it:

how to make halloween candles decoupage decoupatch
Creative Halloween Ideas : Decoupage Candles

1. Water down some PVA glue (50/50 ratio).

2. Tear off images from the napkins that you want to use on the glass.
3. Make sure you have a clear or white coloured glass to show off the images the best.
4. Using a small paint brush, paint some PVA onto the glass and then place the pieces onto it. 
5. If they are wrinkled, you can gently push it apart with your fingers, or put some cling film on top and then push as this prevents tearing. 
6. Cover the top of the image with more PVA and continue to add more images.
7. Once it’s done, use some PVA and water (75% PVA to 25% water) and cover the entire glass. Alternatively you can use a water-based varnish.

Your Creative Halloween Ideas

If you have done any decoupage yourself, please put photos in the comments below, or my Facebook page as I would love to see them!

If you have any creative Halloween ideas please also let us know in the comments below.


  • Sam

    13th October 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Aww they are so cute! I think you did a great job for your first attempt! xx

  • Becky Wilkinson

    23rd October 2014 at 8:36 pm

    THESE ARE AMAZING! Guess what I am making at the weekend!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. If you woul like to join in next week co-host Leandra, over at http;//, will be hosting! X

  • Unknown

    23rd October 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Loving these, so cute!!!

    Thanks so much for supporting Becky and I xx


  • sarah @ let them be small

    25th October 2014 at 1:04 pm

    These are brilliant!
    #toddlerapprovestuesday x

  • defairmans

    26th October 2014 at 1:18 pm

    These are cute. I love repurposing old jars and ramekins 🙂

  • Loving life with little ones

    29th October 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Great idea for xmas presents from the children #minicreations

  • mumturnedmom

    29th October 2014 at 8:42 pm

    These are great, really effective! Good idea for Christmas presents 🙂 #MiniCreations

  • Unknown

    30th October 2014 at 3:57 pm

    These look great! I'll have to give them a go

  • Unknown

    4th November 2014 at 6:29 am

    Lucas says – These are AWESOME.
    Grace says – We're so pleased you're linking up to #minicreations as your ideas are WAY MEGA COOL!!!
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

  • Arabella

    6th November 2014 at 6:07 am

    The spiders look particularly good or should I say realistic if used in a darkened room. I wonder if you could make a game from decoupaged jars (maybe little paste pots) where you hide bits of paper with things to do or treats to eat and let the child choose one.

  • prwilson

    10th December 2014 at 12:15 am

    Great smiley face on the candle.

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