Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Making Faux Candles Look Real

This is one of the best ideas I've seen this fall. It's really one of those, Why didn't I think of that?, moments. Not to discredit her genius in any way! 

Party Puff: Make your faux candles creepy

I love my battery operated candles in Autumn.  They're stationed around my house and automatically turn on and off every night.  I just got a new box at Costco (4 for $20).  Unfortunately when you get them they don't look very authentic.  Sterile comes to mind actually. 

But we can fix this!  Grab a heat gun,

and start melting away.

Keep melting until you achieve your desired look.  You will get run off down the sides, so put some wax paper underneath for easier clean up.  The wax will also melt and run down the inside of the candle.  I let it build up and then carefully pour it out onto the sides of another candle.  Remember the wax will be hot.

Now isn't that better!  Much more believable.

Great, right?!

*Be sure to check out her other great ideas. She is having a Poe-party for Halloween, and she's posting her ideas/crafts as she goes along. She also is a designer, and does some serious events. She has a great New Moon event party on her site you should see--very cool and great ideas to be inspired by for Halloween.


Nita Stacy said...

Thanks for posting this... this is a great tip. I have often thought that they look just too perfect. Guess I need to buy a heat gun.

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