Posted in Crafting, DIY, Dollar Store, Halloween, Halloween Crafts, Spooky, Toilet Paper Tube Crafts

DIY Spooky Scary Face Candles

I made these for my nieces birthday party last April after scouring Pinterest for ideas and stumbling upon a  pin for candles in an Etsy shop,  but honestly the scariest part was the price:  $45.00 NO WAY!

 I save my toilet paper tubes for crafting because they can be used for so many things and cost me NOTHING extra so I had an idea to make my own.

Materials Needed:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Air drying clay
  • Masking tape
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Red and yellow paper streamers
  • X-acto Knife
  • Stiff paint brush
  • Soft paint brush
  • Glue stick
  • 2 battery operated tea lights from the dollar store
  1. Cut out your spooky face using an X-acto Knife.
  2. Use your glue gun to run glue down the sides to look like melting wax.
  3. Use your air drying clay to make exaggerated drips from the top.
  4. Paint the candlestick black with the stiff paint brush,  make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
  5. Lightly brush the white paint on using the soft bristled brush accenting the candle as seen in the pictures.
  6. Use the glue stick to cover the edges of strips of paper streamers for the inside to back the mouth and eyes and shove up into place.
  7. Use making tape on the inside of the top to hold a tea lights on top and then add the tea light.
  8. Place the finished candle over the top of the second one.

Voila!!  For the $45.00 dollars for just one Etsy candle you can probably make 100 or more!!  Happy Halloween and remember it’s all for the love of craft, now get crafting!



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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