Posted in Candy Corn, Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store, Halloween, Painting, Spooky, Upcycling, Wine bottle craft

Candy Corn Ghost Candle Holder with Black Cats


I have literally almost a dozen of the these candlesticks and battery operated candles that I purchased for other projects.  These cute candlestick holders boast two black cats with the number 31 embedded in their tails!

I hope that you like these simple,  yet easy to make, Halloween Dollar Store makeover.  Happy Halloween!

Materials Needed:

  • Candlestick Holder, 2
  • Battery Operated Candles, 2
  • Orange Acrylic Paint
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Acrylic Spray
  • Blow Dryer
  • Fine Tip Artists Brushes
  1. Mix a little white paint with your yellow so that the color is almost creamy looking and paint on the first layer slightly over lapping the next layer to be painted.  Paint 3 more coats, allow to dry between coats of paint (use a blow dryer to speed up this process).
  2. Mix a little bit of white paint with some orange and apply to the next section of the candle holder.  Repeat 3 more coats. Don’t worry about it being perfect,  you will go back over it after the next layer for final touch ups.
  3. Paint the rest of the candlestick holders in white, adding 3-4 layers.
  4. After the white layer is dry, go back and touch up the other layers making the edges straight.
  5. Once the touch ups are dry, use your black paint to add your cats.  I used my paint brush to draw the first cat with a tail shaped like a 3 and then I added a hump for the back, butt, and legs.  I then extended the torso and added the head.  If you mess up don’t worry, you can dry the paint and fix mistakes with white paint.  I actually had to contour the body with white paint to get the right silhouette.
  6. Paint the next cat making their tail long and 1 shaped.  I made this one look like it was laying down in a half pounce position.
  7. Add small yellow dots for eyes on each cat.
  8. In small black lettering, paint the word “trick” on the 3 cat candlestick holder and on the base the word “or”.
  9. In small black lettering paint the word “treat”.
  10. Use the black paint to add ghost eyes and mouths.
  11. Spray with clear acrylic finish and allow to dry overnight.

With Halloween coming next month it’s got me thinking about all these cute projects that I have been dying to try out.  Happy Halloween and remember it’s all for the love of craft!  Like what you see, but not interested in making it – check out my store She’s One Crafty Mom Shop on Etsy to pick these cuties!



Working mother with a toddler that inspired me to give crafting a try and suddenly I fell in love with the Hobby and I am determined to help others find this joy too!

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