13 Days of Halloween- DIY Spooky Hurricane Glass Candle Holders

 Hello there! Welcome to day 7 of my 13 days of Halloween! Today I have a cool craft to add some style to your mantel this year, spooky hurricane glass candle holders. This craft is really easy to make, and really inexpensive. I bought these hurricane style candle holders from the dollar store, and the candles came from Target. The most expensive was the transfer paper which is $18 for a pack of ten, but you can make a lot of decals with it. This was my first time using the waterslide decals. I thought they were really easy to use. The only thing I didn’t like is that you can see the clear edges of the decals, so next time I plan to cut my decals out as close to the picture as possible for the best look. These are really fast to make up too. I think it took me less than an hour to make these.

Here’s What You Need:

*Lazertran Waterslide Decals

*Clear Spray Paint or Laquer

*Glass candle holders

*Candles

*Water

*Printer

*Clip Art

 Step 1: Make Decals- The first thing you are going to want to do is find clip art. I found mine at the Graphics Fairy here, she has all kinds of amazing free images. Definitely go check her out! Once you have your clip art, measure your candle holders and decide how tall you want to print out your decals. Then print them out on your lazertran paper. Follow the directions on the package for printing depending on which type of printer you have. Let the decals dry. Once the decals are dry spray them with the clear coat. Let dry. Cut the decals out as close to the edge of your pictures as you can get. Now you are ready to apply them to your vessel.

 Step 2: Apply the Decals- The first thing you want to do is fill a bowl with water. Drop your decal in the water. It will curl up on you, but after 30 seconds or so it will start to uncurl and then it’s ready to come out. Carefully peel back a little of the backing paper from the decal. Position the top edge of your decal on the glass, and then carefully continue peeling the backing off of the backside of the decal as you smooth the decal onto the glass. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles with your fingers or with a sponge. Once the decal is smooth and how you like it, let it air dry. When it’s dry add a candle or fillers and enjoy!

 I am pretty happy with how these candle holders turned out! I really liked using the transfer paper and know I will definitely be using it again! Overall it was a really fun craft! This would be great not only to decorate for Halloween, they would make great holiday gifts too! With all the wonderful clip art out there, there are so many design possibilities to choose from. You can customize them to your liking. I hope you all will try the lazertrans! They are expensive, but they are so fun as well! And be sure to tune in tomorrow for more fun Halloween ideas!

Happy Crafting!

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16 Responses

  1. lovely! we don’t celebrate halloween in aust., so all this sudden bombardment of it on all the blogs i follow is a little OTT. this is the most subtle, and beautiful halloween post i’ve found (been subjected to!)

    • Oh that’s funny :) I guess I never thought about that. Halloween decorating has always been a big deal in my family. My dad gets really into decorating. We call him Mr. Martha. But I am really glad you like these, and you can customize the design to whatever subject you like. They are a lot of fun :)

  2. i bought some of the waterslide paper and need to try it!! your project looks awesome!! can’t wait to give mine a try- you make it look easy!

    • I really love it! I have used the inkjet and the lazer paper types, and I do like the lazer paper better, but they both are easy to use. You still have to handwash them though. There is a method where you bake the transfers but I haven’t tried that yet. I can’t wait to see what you make :)

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  9. are these decals water proof ? I want to put some on vintage kitchen jars and be able to wash them.

    • If you put a sealer over them they should be fine. I would probably still wash them by hand though. There is a new mod podge that is supposed to be dishwasher safe on the top rack. That might be something that would work well as a sealer