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Add a Touch of Magic to Halloween With These Fun DIY Floating Candles

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The countdown for Halloween is officially on. With October 31st quickly approaching, now is the time to turn your home into Halloween central. As much as we love no-carve pumpkins and plastic skeletons, there’s something special about these DIY floating candles. Reminiscent of classic scenes from your favourite witchcraft and wizardry series, this floating candle DIY will add a touch of magic to any Halloween celebration. Here’s how to create your own.

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Related: This Spooky DIY Halloween Wreath is a Fun Way to Greet Guests

Supplies for making DIY floating candles

Materials Required:

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Empty paper towel rolls
  • Hot glue gun
  • White paint
  • Paint brush
  • Flameless tea light candles (battery-operated)
  • Fishing line
  • Sewing needle

Person painting toilet paper rolls white for DIY craft

Instructions:

Step One: Paint your toilet paper and paper towel rolls white.

Step Two: Using the hot glue gun, create faux wax drips around the top of the roll.

Step Three: Once dry, paint the hot glue white.

Step Four: Create a bottom for your candle using white paper – trace, cut and attach with glue.

A close-up image of a person holding a DIY floating candle craft

Step Five: Using a needle, thread fishing line just below where the flameless tea light candle will sit – this will support the flameless candle.

Step Six: Repeat to make multiple candles.

Step Seven: Hang from the ceiling. We used clear command hooks.

Related: Easy DIY Halloween Decorations for Your Home That Are Absolutely Spooktacular

Photos and video courtesy of The Craft Aisle 



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