Halloween is just around the corner and my littlest one is all too excited. For some reason, she is in love with Halloween and cannot wait to get all dressed up, has mentioned nothing of candy, but more of costumes and crafts and I think it is absolutely adorable. So we’ve been finding ways to curb her appetite before the big day. I was able to obtain a Halloween Craft Box, which made her swoon, there were 5 mini crafts inside and with a little help from her big sis, she was diving in and having a ton of fun.

Opening - Halloween Friends

These Halloween Tea Light Friends can easily be made with items from around the home, I just enjoy a little simplicity from time to time, plus being a blogging mom, she’s use to seeing packages come in the house on a regular basis, so we decided that it would only be fair if she got a couple boxes a month ALL her own.

Materials

4 Small Jars

Sparkle Mod Podge/foam brush/cupcake liner

Googly Eyes

Black Chenille Stems

Adhesive Foam in black or black glitter

Tissue Paper cut in small squares in orange, green, black and purple.

Wickless Tea Light Candles

 

We’re going to go through the basics of creating these Tea Light Holders and then just show you all the different variations we’ve made.

Bat

The first thing you’ll want to do is apply a generous coat of mod podge to the outside of the container (ours is plastic), then either random or in a row, apply the pre-cut purple tissue squares along the outside until it is completely covered and allow to dry.

Step 1 and 2

Once it is dry, you’ll want to apply another generous coat of mod podge on top of the tissue (the more generous the better because it sparkles remember?). Be careful when handling, set it aside to dry.

Step 3

Once dry, take two pipe cleaners, and twist them on the brim of the container, leaving a little excess on each side of the container. Then sandwich two bat wing shaped glitter foam pieces to make the wings.

Make my face

Then you create the face using googly eyes and more of the adhesive foam for the mouth (if you’d like one, we did). Insert the wickless tea light and get in the spirit of Halloween.

Here are a few other variations we made, but you get the gist, get creative and have a little fun.

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How do you get creative for Halloween?

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October 19, 2013

Halloween Tea Light Friends

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  1. Ellen Christian

    October 20th, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Those are adorable! I need to try that!

  2. Dawn

    October 20th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Cute and oh so easy! Love it!

  3. Jamie

    October 21st, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    How cute!! What a great way to reuse little jars. Love it!! Pinned & Tweeted!