Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles

Want a Halloween decor project that will give you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck?  Today I’m going to create Bloody Candles using thrift store candlesticks and Dollar Store candles.

Last year I tried the bloody candle trick using empty wine bottles as candle holders. It looked okay in the end, but it was a serious pain in the ass to make. Tapers are too fat to fit into wine bottles, so I had to shave the bases down, which sucked AND made them kind of wobbly.

This year, I decided to collect thrift store candlesticks and paint them black. I lucked out and found 8 candlesticks for $2.49 each that had a classic spooky vibe, except that someone had painted them from black to gold. And the gold was peeling off.

Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles - Want a Halloween decor project that gives you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck? Bloody candles come together in minutes.

Back to black they went.

Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles - Want a Halloween decor project that gives you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck? Bloody candles come together in minutes.

Much better.

I grabbed some cheap red and white tapers from the Dollar Store and dripped the red candle wax over the white.

Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles - Want a Halloween decor project that gives you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck? Bloody candles come together in minutes.

Very Phantom of the Opera-ish, don’t you think?

I had a few odd pillars around that I gave the same treatment.

Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles - Want a Halloween decor project that gives you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck? Bloody candles come together in minutes.

Fast, easy and cheap…my favorite kind of project. I’m in the home stretch of prepping for my client’s party this weekend, so I’ve got a few more fun projects up my sleeve this week.

In case you missed it, last week I made DIY Potion Bottles out of empty bourbon bottles using PicMonkey. 

Halloween Decor on the Cheap: Bloody Candles - Want a Halloween decor project that gives you a lot of spooky bang for very little buck? Bloody candles come together in minutes.

I’m linking my Bloody Candles up at some terrific blog parties – you can find my complete list of places I party HERE

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Julie is a serial entrepreneur, marketer, former newspaper columnist, black belt bargain hunter, voracious reader, gardener, music lover, foodie, wino, avid party thrower, hopeless romantic, closet Parrot Head and DIY machine.