Monday, September 28, 2015


It's project day! And today's project is a fun one....
A lot of you have been asking about making my famous Bloody Candles. So let's continue with our bloody theme. This is an oldie but a goodie, so let's revisit the ghosts of blog posts past, shall we.......

You all are well aware, of how much I love to create pretty things.... all covered in blood. Well, today's project is no different.

If you're like me, you've been saving lots of jars for all kinds of projects. And now is the time that we're finally gonna put them to good use, and make some bloody candle lights!

This is a super easy project, and will look amazing, with the rest of your Halloween d├ęcor.

First of all, you'll need a few jars, of assorted sizes. Make sure they're thoroughly cleaned (labels removed) and dried. Then we'll be using red and black acrylic (gloss) paint.

Then using a medium size (craft) paintbrush, cover each jar with a thin coat of black. Let set for about a minute or two, then lightly wipe off with a paper towel.... leaving a bit of the paint, creating a "hazy" effect on the glass. Do this to each jar. Let dry for about 10 minutes.

Then using a thinner paintbrush, dip the end into the red paint, and make drips along the rim of the jar. Make sure to let some of the paint drip down the sides, and even add a few smeared fingerprints.

Let dry for about 2 hours. Then add white votive candles, and group together to make quite a fab-boo-lous centerpiece!

*Please keep in mind, jars can get hot, so please do not display candles unattended! Also, be sure to keep away from where your little monsters can reach! Safety first!