30/10/2015

#screamhome | Candle Crafts

itsneecola #screamhome scream home halloween decor diy candles display

itsneecola #screamhome scream home halloween decor diy candles display yankee candle

Candles are very unoriginal, especially at this time of year, I know, but what can I say?! I love me an autumnal glow and scent-filled living room. My Pinterest is full of candle-themed decor so thought I'd try and put a nice display together for the #screamhome project.

For a full disclaimer about the #screamhome project, click here. This post isn't sponsored.

itsneecola #screamhome scream home halloween decor diy candles display yankee candle apples

itsneecola #screamhome scream home halloween decor diy candles display yankee apples apple candle

Apple Candles
Inspiration: apple bobbing/toffee apples as typical for Halloween, plus this Pin and this Pin.
You will need:
- apples
- tea lights
- a pen
- a knife
- a bowl of water with a few drops of lemon juice in
Method:
- Trace round the tea light onto the apples to see where you need to cut a hole
- Carefully use the knife to cut around where you've traced, and if necessary scoop out a hole with a spoon until you can fit the tea light in
- Place the cut apples into the bowl of water and lemon juice to stop them from turning brown
- While the apples are soaking, pop the tea lights out of their metal casing
- Dry the apples off, pop the tea lights in and light!

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Halloween Pot Pourri
Inspiration: This Pin, this Pin and this Pin.
You will need:
- anything that could look autumnal/halloweeny: I used oranges, a loofa, rice (I wanted popcorn kernels but couldn't find them!), and halloween confetti
- a glass jar
- tall candles
Method:
- If you're using oranges, you'll need to dry them out first. There are plenty of tutorials if you google it, but basically you need to slice them as thinly as humanly possible and then pop them in the oven on a baking tray (I put them on a rack on the tray) until they are dried out!
- While my oranges were in the oven I sliced up the loofa that I found in Tiger, which was very challenging but looked good!
- Make the rest up as you go along! I propped the orange, lemon and loofa slices around the edge of my glass jar and poured some rice in to help them stay up. I then pushed the three candles into the rice and just built it up from there, adding orange slices, loofa slices and more rice until it was high enough. To finish it off I added some Halloween confetti!

itsneecola #screamhome scream home halloween decor diy candles display yankee apples apple candle pot pourri owl tea light pumpkin

Owl Tea light holder
I picked up this owl tea light holder from Tiger when I first when shopping for this project! It was super cheap and I thought it was fairly Halloween-esque?! Also, how adorable are those pumpkins?! I picked them up from Sainsburys, only 90p each if I remember correctly and I just couldn't leave them behind!

Yankee Candles
Ok so this isn't a DIY in any way but I had to quickly mention what I picked up from Yankee candle! There were some special Halloween scents available but I didn't really like them so I opted for some other autumnal scents instead. I picked up Fireside Treats in both wax melt and votive form, Spiced Orange as a votive and a Vanilla Bourbon wax melt. They smell incredible and very cosy without being Christmassy!

What do you think of my Halloween-esque candle decor? Make sure you've read my Introduction and Disclaimer for my #screamhome series so you know the background information and the inspiration for the various DIYs etc!

Nicola x
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