DIY: Spooky Lace Candle



Goodness, Halloween is this week!  Are you guys ready yet?  I've still got tons to do. I can't wait to see the neighborhood kids all dressed up to trick-or-treat.  I sure hope Frankenstorm doesn't put a damper on the mood.

Over the weekend, I decided to try a Halloween project inspired by this tablescape over at Country Living. These lace candles are the perfect blend of eerie elegance.

Ready to create some spooky candles of your own?

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

Stuff You'll Need:


Candle

Lace 

Non-flammable paint 

Paint brush


Method:

1. Paint the lace. 

2. Roll the candle over the painted lace to stamp it with the lace pattern.

3. Light the candles for an eerie glow...

I made both gold and black lace candles so that I could transition them for Thanksgiving.


So, how are you guys decorating for Halloween?

62 comments:

  1. Really cute! Did the same thing to mason jars 2 summers ago and loved those, too! :)

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  2. They are lovely!! I should try this one day.. :)

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  3. such a quick and clever idea!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  5. Erica they came out so beautiful!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  6. Yours turned out great, Erica. You always make it look so easy!

    *Erin

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  7. Love this idea! So pretty! Is that pumpkin real?!? It looks so perfect!

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    1. Hey Stephanie! The pumpkin is real. Found it at this amazing country store that had the cutest most perfect pumpkins I'd ever seen. Plus the prices were amazing. I love stumbling across little places like that :)

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  8. such a great idea, they turned out great!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  9. Great idea! They look really lovely.

    I don't really celebrate Halloween as I was not brought up with it over here, but I am loving the Halloween chocolate that is slowly creeping in every year! We tend to celebrate November 5th instead with a mish-mash of fireworks, some pumpkin carving and wine!

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  10. What a good idea! I'm kind of glad that I don't "do" halloween....just another event I'd have to be organised for LOL!
    xoxo

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  11. These would be great for Christmas as well with the gold. Thank you for this! You and your blog are so inspiring. xx Lizz

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  12. oh I really like this Erica, looks a bit faded so you don't have to worry about getting it super perfect
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I love working with lace but I have yet to try them out as stencils. Thank you for this one. It is almost Halloween indeed. How I wish we could also grow those beautiful pumpkins here in the tropics!

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  14. Great post!!

    Really love your style and posts!!

    A blog like this deserves following!

    Hope to see you back on mine for a peek :)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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  15. What an awesome and simple DIY! Love it :-)

    My sister does stencils onto candles but I'll definitely share this tip with her.

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  16. this is so simple! definitely going to have to try this out soon! i love how yours turned out!

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  17. What an easy way to dress up boring old candles!

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  18. These are so beautiful! Also clever to transition them into Thanksgiving. Perfect centrepieces.

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  19. The perfect imperfection of the transfer!

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  20. So clever!! I love how you made them to transition to Thanksgiving!! Just beautiful!
    Kate :}

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  21. What a fantastic idea. And sure could be used to make cute stationary, too...
    -Kati

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  22. such a wonderful idea!!! thanks so much for the inspiration :) love how they can be used for thanksgiving too :)

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  23. That is one perfect pumpkin! I've been crazy about stamps lately, so I'll have to give this a try.

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  24. GORGEOUS! What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. This is such a great idea and can easily be replicated to work with a ton of holidays, I'll be copying this with gold and cranberry for Christmas!

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  26. What a great idea!! And they're so pretty -- I love a Halloween decoration that manages to be pretty too. Hope you're doing okay in the storm! We're hunkered down here. :)

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  27. you have such great ideas dear.... I love the candles!!!!!
    kisses from Guatemala!
    www.petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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  28. How GORGEOUS! I never thought about decorating candles until you and Kristin shared your ideas! This is such a pretty little project!

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  29. You mean there are people that DON'T decorate for Halloween?? Gasp! :) :) I currently have orange halloween lights hung in our bedroom... we've already painted our pumpkins, and we have delightful fall decoration everywhere... ahhh as it should be! By the way, those are gorgeous candles... candles are 50 off at Hobby Lobby this week, do you have those in your area? I think it might be a Southern Chain, it's a brilliant craft store... Stay safe in the storm and happy trick or treating!

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  30. what?! no! it's that simple?! You are a genius!! I am never going to buy fancy candles anymore! Thank you Erica :) :)

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  31. this is great! I love it :) I feel like I should make some for my sister. she's somewhat of a candle lover. so fun! :)

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  32. Wow, these candles are SO beautiful - what a neat idea! I celebrated halloween this weekend, so I keep forgetting it's actually Halloween tomorrow.

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  33. Oh my gosh...I totally love this! So pretty!

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  34. oh wow, those candles are gorgeous! I need to get some fall decor together!

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  35. What a great idea!
    Have a splendid day.

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  36. I like these! Since Halloween is tomorrow, maybe I'll try to do some with Christmas colors in December.

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  37. Brilliant idea for all year round, not just Halloween! I'll be trying it!

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  38. Such a beautiful idea...I love the lace details!

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  39. Those candles are gorgeous! Such an inventive idea.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  40. What an adorable idea for Halloween! Love all of your cute DIYs - just followed you on Blog Lovin!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  41. This is so smart! I love the way they look!!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my gosh what a fantastic idea!!! I love that all of your ideas are things I would actually make. :)
    Very cool.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm definitely trying that out...it's stunning and I love that it can also be used for thanksgiving :) I'm your newest follower and hope you'll follow back at ashareyes.blogspot.com

    Happy Tuesday!

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  44. Wow, what a fun and easy tutorial! Thank you for sharing!!

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  45. What a lovely idea! And the effect is so spooky, in a Great Expectations kind of way. Amazing!

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  46. THis is one of my favorite..I never though I can paint the lace!! very cool!!!

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  47. this is a great idea! the patchiness of the lace pattern on the candle because of the transfer really gives them more of a halloween-y edge. :)

    littlehenrylee

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  48. You seriously have the BEST DIY projects ever! This is so simple and I'm always looking for little cheap decorating projects I can do on the weekend. Can't wait to try this, pinning it now!

    Stephanie

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  49. How cool and easy is this?! Great DIY!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  50. That is just gorgeous! Very clever my dear, I would use these for non-Halloween type decor too.

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  51. How cool is this! Love it!!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  52. these candles are so beautiful. i'm so going to make this. :)

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