I received product from the folks at OrientalTrading.com to the facility this Halloween decor idea. My opinions are my own.
We are big on Holidays here in our house and Halloween is no exception. This year I wanted to make some Halloween Decor for the house that wouldn’t require a lit candle but still flicker like a real candle. The battery operated votive did the trick.
The kids were pretty excited to get started working on this idea. There were steps that each of them could participate in.
- Battery Operated Votives
- Glue Gun
- Glue sticks
- White Paint
We started by gathering our supplies, my hardest part was remembering to hold onto the paper towel tubes.
One of my girls trimmed the ends of the tubes for me because I wanted various sizes. Then we started to paint the paper towel tubes. We are using a white craft paint, but I think black paint with black votive candles would look pretty awesomeness as well.
Now it is time to start using the glue gun. My son helped me with this part. I’m using a mini glue gun so this is taking a lot of glue fast. Start about 3″ down from the top of the tube and work your way up. Make each row uneven and gloopy (not a word but it fits perfectly.) Once that is done, let the glue cool. If your glue sticks are the clear kind like mine, you may want to swipe over the glue drops with the wet paint brush. Also, remove the little strands.
For this center piece, I glued 3 of the completed paper towel tubes together. I put a tiny glop of glue down on the inside of the tubes on opposite sides to hold the votives in place. Now you’re done and it is time to get it into place. The kids really liked it because they got to help make it.
These little lights worked perfectly the flicker and look just like a candle wick in the night.
I am using this a center piece for our dining table. I put the candles on a creepy cloth I also got from OrientalTrading.com. For an added flare we also incorporated black and purple silk roses and spider rings.
Would you make these Paper Towel Candles as a center piece, hanging candles, or maybe over the fireplace? Share with us.
Originally posted Oct. 2015