Bloody Candles

If you want to add a slightly gory quality to your candles for Halloween, follow these simple tips.

BLEEDING CANDLES

Using a hot-glue gun fitted with a red sealing-wax stick ($7.50, paper-source.com), draw a line of wax around a candle, then add drips to the top of the line. As your candle melts, the “blood” will begin to drip. (The method also works on vases and glasses.)

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Bloody Candles

Simply light a cred candle and let it drip onto the white candles that you want to “bleed”

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Bloody Skull Candle Lamp

I found this and it looks super cool. There is a awesome tutorial on skeletonfoundry.com but for a easier, cheaper version, you can try this.

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Materials:

  • Large Fake Skull
  • White Taper Candles
  • Red Candles
  • Scrap Lamp Bases
  • Black latex or acrylic paint
  • Other paint colors (mossy green and mustard yellow are shown in photo)
  • Spray Bottle
  • Foam Brush
  • Polyurethane/stain mix (polyshades “classic oak” from Minwax)
  • Flat board
  • Hot Glue
  • Sand Art Bottles (or an eye dropper)

Step 1:

Adhere the flat board to the bottom of the lamp base. This will allow the “blood” to drip onto it and not your table.

Step 2:

Secure candle to the lamp base. You can use another candle to make it stick or even some glue.

Step 3:

Cut a hole in the skull. It must go all the way through to allow candle to fit through. Glue the skull onto the lamp in the position you want.

Step 4:

Put on a pair of latex gloves. Mix 1/2 black latex or acrylic paint with 1/2 water in a spray bottle. You can also use a foam brush and a cup of paint mixture. Apply the mixture to the skull, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. Let dry 15-20 minutes until it is the desired color.

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Step 5:

Once dry, mix each following color with equal parts water in small sand art bottles: green and yellow and black. Drip a small amount of each color on top of the skull and let drun down the side. Let dry 15-20 mins. the repeat.

Step 6:

Apply a liberal amount of polyurethane/stain mix to the entire skull with a foam brush. Let dry for 30 mins or until tacky to the touch.

Step 7:

Drizzle stain mix onto skull with foam brush, letting it drip. Dry 20 mins, then repeat.

Step 8:

Drip red wax onto the white candle and onto the skull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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