Candles are an important design element used with Halloween decor to help set the spooky tone for a spooktacular Halloween night. I love to scatter candles throughout my home and garden to achieve the perfect mood lighting. Here’s a fun project to create your own adorable spooky spider candle holders. They will look great sprinkled throughout your home, as a display on your front porch or to use as individual table place setting candle for an event or Halloween meal. They are simple, cost less than three dollars to make and I promise the kids will love them!
Supplies: Mini pumpkin, black pipe cleaners, hot glue gun, small candle. (Optional: spray paint or acrylic craft paint in black or purple)
Step One: Cut an opening in the top of your pumpkin a little larger in circumference than your candle and carve out the insides of your pumpkin. (Optional: you can paint your pumpkin black or purple if you like and let it dry before going to step two.)
Step Two: Take your pipe cleaners and bend eight of them to look like spider legs. Make sure they are all the same size in length.
Step Three: Use your hot glue gun to glue four legs on each side and insert your candle! It’s that simple! These adorable pumpkin spiders also make a great table place setting card holder.
You can also spray paint your pumpkins black of purple and paint or glue googly eyes on them. Have fun and I would love to see how your spider candle holders turned out so please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share your DIY creations with everyone on my blog and social media.