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« on: September 04, 2019 12:56:44 PM »

I love Halloween, so I have a bunch of Halloween supplies around me at all times. I had a bunch of chipboard tombstones that needed to be used, so I put them together and made a candle holder. *Note, to avoid any sort of fire hazard, I'll be sure to only use a battery operated candle in this holder.

I painted all the tombstones with a mixture of paints and added papers, charms, rub on type, and collage sheet images to create five different tombstones. This little graveyard is littered with pumpkins, a witch's broom, and bones that were snapped off of a plastic skeleton. It's pretty easy to just break those bones off at the joints.


Here lies Edgar Allan Poe.  I used rub on type to indicate the year of his death, and for the RIP written on the gravestone to the right. To make the bats fly, I used a thin wire and literally just shoved it into the rubber bodies of the bats (poor things!). The wire was sandwiched between the two pieces of chipboard before gluing the gravestones together. Clothespins were used to hold the pieces tight while drying.


A black cat, a giant crow, and more bones. So spooky! I wrapped the candle with a black mesh ribbon before placing it into the holder.


I made the base for the candle holder from corrugated cardboard. I used a large can to trace around a circle, and cut two of those out using an x-acto knife. Glue these together to make a thicker piece This will elevate the candle and give the tombstones something to lean against. Glue this double thick base to another piece of cardboard.


You can make the base any shape you want; I elected to make mine a larger circle. Cut that shape out with an x-acto knife, and you are ready to go. I added a little moss to help hold my tombstones in place, then glued them to the inner circle with a glue gun. Most of the other elements, like the bones and pumpkins, were also attached with the hot glue. A nice ribbon around the lower level of the base will hide the cardboard.


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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019 01:09:22 PM »

Love it! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019 01:53:07 PM »

Absolutely freakin fantastic! Im so itching to pull out the Halloween decorations too.
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Love the bats!
Great decoration
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019 03:25:38 PM »

This is so great! So much fun!
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019 01:44:40 AM »

Awesome candle holder...you really gave a knack for all things Halloween  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019 05:28:24 AM »

 I love this candle holder but I think we all need to give you praise for how smoothly you cut out those circles in cardboard with an exacto knife!!!! Jaw dropping. I couldn't do that if I was told I would get $1,000 for it. LOL!
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019 03:33:06 PM »

OooOOoooooOOoooo! SpooooOOOky! I love it so!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2019 06:25:29 PM »

It's awesome, racky. I loves it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2019 04:06:16 PM »

So cool! Puts me in a Halloween mood, for sure! The pumpkin people are adorable.
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