Make your own DIY scary Halloween decorations with old victorian photos, vellum paper, a vase, and a candle. This easy Halloween craft is budget-friendly and easy to make!
DIY Scary Halloween Decorations
I love creating DIY decor using candles. I have these spooky Halloween candles I did a few years ago that are similar. Easy Halloween decor that I can whip up in no time is my favorite way to decorate. I was inspired by this Halloween candle project from a fellow blogger, Cheltenham Road. Her process is very creative using spray paint and Mod Podge to create a very creepy effect.
I took a different approach since I was short on time and missing some of the supplies. I found my creepy images and created a full sheet that would be printed on vellum, a frosty translucent paper, and could be taped around any clear container.
How to Make Halloween Decorations
I have several DIY Halloween decor ideas. Many Halloween craft ideas can also become decor. See a few tutorials below.
- DIY Image Transfer Halloween Candles
- DIY Crow Wall Art for Halloween
- Beetle Pillow Cover
- Ceiling Medallion Spooky Wreath
- Halloween Terrarium
- Victorian Printables - these can be found free in The Printable Vault.
- Round clear vase or jar
- Paper Trimmer
- Double sided tape
- Craft knife
- Self healing mat - or a piece of cardboard
- Gather your supplies.
- Print out the Victorian printables.
- Using a self-healing mat, use your craft knife to cut out the windows and eye sections on each image.
- Trim printable to fit your glass vase or jar. If it doesn't fit all the way around, that's ok. You can add two if wanted.
- Run double-sided tape along one edge, leaving space. If the printable doesn't fit all the way around, you can use regular tape or decorative Washi tape.
- Line up the printable with your vase and adhere to the tape. Wrap the paper around the stick the other side down, meeting the tape line.
- Place a candle or a battery-operated candle inside.
- Create a fun Halloween table centerpiece and enjoy!
- If you're using a real candle, be sure your paper printable is not higher than the vase. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
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- Cylinder vases can sometimes be found at the Dollar Store.
- Cost will vary depending on what you already have.
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DIY Halloween Decor
Inexpensive DIY Halloween decor is my favorite way to decorate. These glowing eye and window creepy victorian candles are great as a centerpiece, or on a windowsill. They would look great on any surface. If you’re having a party, they would be perfect for the food table!
Of course, they look best at night!
Can You Print on Regular Printer Paper?
You can definitely print on regular printer paper. It’s thin enough that you’ll get a similar effect. I chose vellum for its frosty look and I happen to have it already. As long as any paper is on the thinner side, it will work.
What Candles Work Best with DIY Spooky Halloween Decorations?
I am using battery-operated flameless candles in a medium size. Any taller and they wouldn’t have the same effect for illuminating the areas needed. I tried using small votives and they didn’t give off enough light. You can use real candles, just be sure that your printable isn’t higher than the vase. Also… never leave lit candles unattended.
Free Halloween Printables
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