Upcycled Halloween Decorations
These wine bottle Halloween candle holders bring new light to any Halloween decor.
This is the time of the year that I jump at the chance to find free ideas. Decorations, gifts, food make the end of the year holidays so expensive. That’s why I’m obsessed with these Halloween candle holders. All you need is spray paint, wine bottles and a tub of water or glue gun and you’re ready to go!
These Halloween candle holders only require materials that you can use over again for other projects. There is two methods, Grunge and Webbed, I’ll let you decide which one you like best.
- Wine Bottles
- Tapered Candles
- Cleaning Product (Diluted Simple Green or Clean Slate)
- 320 Sandpaper
- Glue Gun (optional)
- Black Spray Paint
- Bright Idea
For both methods, follow step 1.
Step 1: Clean Wine Bottles
This is an essential step for this project, especially if you found your bottles in the dumpster. I used Amy Howard Clean Slate, but you can also use diluted Simple Green and wipe off the surfactants, which prohibit the paint from sticking, with a damp rag. I used Clean Slate because it easily removed the labels and cleaned the bottles.
Also make sure you wash the inside of the wine bottles well to remove any remaining residue. After you remove the labels, lightly sand the entire wine bottle with sandpaper.
Method One: Grunge Halloween Candle Holders
Note: For this method you need Wine Bottles, Sandpaper, Spray Paint, Cleaner and a Glue Gun.
Step 2: Hot Glue Designs
Now we can get creative. I’m not the best at drawing, so I stuck to simple spider webs, but you can draw anything you want. Make sure the glue goes on thick, so it’ll be easier to take off.
Step 3: Paint
Spray the Halloween candle holders with the spray paint. You can have as much or as little coverage as you desire. I wanted the clear spots from the glue to show, so I sprayed heavily around those areas. You don’t want the spray paint coverage to be too even, so use short, quick bursts and do as many as needed to get the coverage you want.
Step 4: Remove Glue
Once you have the spray coverage you want, remove the dried hot glue. Remove in a cooler setting for a better result.
Method Two: Marbled Halloween Candle Holders
All you need for this method is a bit of Black Spray Paint and a deep tub of water.
Step Two. Spray Paint in Lid.
You’ll want to spray enough paint in the lid to make a puddle to pour into the water.
Step Three. Dip the Bottles.
This step is time sensitive. Once you’re ready, pour the spray paint into the water. Wait up to 5 seconds, then dip the bottle into the spray lacquer.
Experiment with the different designs. The longer you wait, the thicker the spray paint will be and if you wait too long it might lay down flat. You can twist the bottle in the water and get a marbled effect. The spray paint dries into a film on the water, so don’t wait too long to pull the candle holder out of the water.
Lightly tap down any strings of spray paint and let it dry.
Finishing Touches- Both Methods
Once you’ve finished decorating your wine bottle Halloween candle holders, spray with spray paint sealer. I used Amy Howard’s Bright Idea, but you can use what you have available. Place the tapered candle sticks and you’re ready to add them to your Halloween display!
Check out this video to see the tutorial in action:
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