My favorite holiday to craft for is Halloween because there’s almost no limit to how spooky you can make everyday, household items. For example, who would want a plain candle holder when you could have an awesome skeleton hand candle holder? Not me, that’s for sure! Here’s a fun tutorial on how to make your very own DIY skeleton hand candle holder. Don’t be scared, I promise it’s easy!
- Skeleton Hand Decoration
- Unfinished 5×7 Wood Plaque
- Drill / Drill Bits
- Wood Screws
- Large Sawtooth Picture Hangers & Nails
- Relic Dark Gray Chalk Paint
- Flameless Pumpkin Spice Scented Candle
Step 1. Before using your drill, apply a thick coat of black paint over the surface of the wood plaque. Set aside to dry.
Step 2. Drill two sets of holes in both the wood plaque and skeleton hand base. Make sure to use a properly sized drill bit for the screws you’re using. I recommend going with thin screws so that you don’t split the hand. Just fyi: I ended up replacing the screws in the picture below because they were too thick.
Step 3. Use the drill to screw through the backside of the wood plaque and into the skeleton hand base. With the hand in place, position the Skeleton Hand Candle Holder over the edge of a table and nail in the sawtooth picture hanger to the back.
I absolutely love how fun and yet, still functional this DIY skeleton hand candle holder is! I could totally imagine making two of these to go on the side of a mantle or large piece of art. Consumer Crafts has tons of awesome flameless candles to choose from if you don’t like the scented one I linked to above.
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.