Fall Mantle Makeover Part Two: Bleeding Candles

Bleeding Candles

Not sure why but every time I hit up my local Thrift stores they always have a large collection of Brass Candle stick holders! I finally found a great way to put them to use…

For this project you’ll need a few candle stick holders, red candles and Black spray paint (which I already had!) I payed .50- $1 for each of these and only 50 cents for each candle.
Lovin’ the cheap factor here!!!

Spray Paint the Candle Stick holders Black!

After they are dried put your candle in the holder and spray paint the Red candles Black as well!

Once the Candles are dry you can now burn them and watch the red wax drip through the paint and resenble blood!


Add a few spiderwebs and just like that you’ve added one more Halloween decoration!
Total cost:$3.25

I would have loved to have found a Candelabra to do this to but no such luck! If any of you do this with a Candelabra PLEASE send me a photo!!! I think it would look soooo great!



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    Outofmymind says:

    How stupidly easy and I LOVE it!!! Thanx for sharing

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    Wow, that's a really great idea!

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    My thrift stores always have a ton of them, too! Great project!

    Im having a paint party, feel free to check it out!

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    Miss Madison's Mommy says:

    What a great idea!

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    I love it! Unfortunately I had a ton of these and sent them to a thrift store. Guess what I'm going to be purchasing soon… I need to start thinking more about painting things and giving them a new look. I love the bleeding candles – I would never have thought about that. Does the black paint do well when burned? Toxic odors? I think it's a cool idea.

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    i may be able to do that craft!

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    pretty*pink*rat says:

    I need to go to the thrift store and find myself some candlesticks! This is such a great project!!

    PS I'm having a GIVEAWAY, stop by and enter! I'd love to know what you think of my designs! :)

  8. 8

    those are awesome! I know I've seen them for sale before and they were no where NEAR as cheap as you made them for!

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    Oh my gosh I am TOTALLY loving this idea! I just added thrift store shopping to my to do list today! I so hope to find a candelabra! I'll let you know what I come up with!

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    Wes and Dani says:

    Awesome! I saw some candles kind of like this at Ikea this weekend and wondered how I could re-create the effect. And then look at you posting this tutorial…you are my craft fairy godmother. ;)


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    Sheena Marie says:

    Such a crafty- great idea!!!!! Love the detail. =)

  12. 12

    What a great effect, and what a great idea!

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    Embellished Bayou says:

    Awesome! What a spooky idea, thanks for sharing!

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    Shanty 2 Chic says:

    Such a fun Halloween idea! My boys would think that was "awesome"! ~Ashley

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    That is SO cool and looks awesome! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking to this.

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    I have been painting over these for a while now…the new paints cover everything so well! How brilliant to paint the red candles!!! I will post a picture of the candelabra I have.

  17. 17

    What a great project! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Hm… this is super cute, but I cannot imagine burning spray paint in your home could possibly be a good thing. If I were going to do this, I think I would burn the candles outside long enough for them to "bleed" and then just put them inside and not light them again.

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    Thanks for the idea! I bought two black tapers at Hobby Lobby and they don't fit into my candle holders. I didn't even think about finding brass holders and spray painting them. Duh!!!!

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    Stephanie says:

    soo clever!!

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    cheap viagra says:

    A house without candles is not a house, we need to be relax in our home and of course if it is our day off.

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    Dragonfly Treasure says:

    You're SO CLEVER!!!!
    Way to go!


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