Grab some dollar store supplies and make these DIY black Halloween candles with a dripping wax effect inspired by Pottery Barn.
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Pottery Barn Black Drippy Pillar Candles and a Skull Candle
Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to set the spooky ambiance than with some eerie black candles?
Pottery Barn offers some hauntingly beautiful candles, but the price tag can send shivers down your spine. Fear not! In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own Pottery Barn-inspired black Halloween candles at a fraction of the cost.
In making this craft, I was inspired by two types of candles on the Pottery Barn website: drippy pillar candles and a black skull candle.
Luckily, I was able to source most materials from the dollar store, making this a truly budget-friendly Pottery Barn dupe.
P.S. – Check out this blog post for even more Pottery Barn Halloween Dupes and DIYs!
Watch this quick video to see how this craft came together:
- 2 battery-operated pillar candles, from Dollar Tree
- Plastic skull
- 1 battery-operated tea light candle
- Painters tape or masking tape
- Matte black spray paint
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Pen blade
- Black sharpie marker
- Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
- For the Pillar Candles: Apply hot glue around the rim of each candle. Work in sections around the candle, and vary the amount so that the glue drips at different heights. Let the hot glue dry and harden completely.
TIP: set the candle flat on your work surface, so that the hot glue drips straight down and not at an angle.
- For the Skull Candle: Center the tea light candle on top of the plastic skull. Trace around the candle with a black sharpie marker. Use a pen blade to cut out the circle.
- Carefully set the tea light candle into the cut hole, holding it in place by the flame part. Apply hot glue around the edge of the candle, securing it in place and allowing some excess glue to drip down the sides of the skull. Let the hot glue dry and harden completely.
- Use a pen blade to cut an opening in the bottom of the skull, large enough to reach your hand inside and turn the candle on or off.
- For all Three Candles: Cover the flame part of the candles with tape. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint each candle black. When the paint has dried, remove the tape.
Black dripping wax Halloween candles
These DIY Halloween candles make a great little vignette with the DIY sketeton bowl that I also made with dollar store supplies.
With just a few simple steps, you’ve created your own Pottery Barn-inspired black Halloween candles, adding a touch of spooky elegance to your festivities without breaking the bank. Feel free to experiment with different candle shapes and sizes to create a unique display that’s sure to impress your guests. Happy crafting and happy haunting!
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This craft was part of a round-up video Pottery-Barn inspired dollar store Halloween crafts. You can watch it on YouTube: