Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's All About a Simple Halloween Craft

Just a quick craft.  I did a google search on this and didn't find much except where to buy these. 

What could I have been looking for you ask?  

Why bleeding candles of course.  Haven't you been looking everywhere for how to make these?

Well, I came up with an idea - I probably saw this somewhere, but the recesses of my brain will not release that information - to use an old white candle of mine and a little red votive to make my bleeding candles.

Wanna' know how I did it?  Ooooh!  A tutorial!  A bleeding candle tutorial!

Here's the supplies you need:
A white or black candle or really any color of your choosing (I used one I've already burned and I think that might be the best way to go
A red candle that has color all the way through
A match/lighter
A plate, foil, wax paper, etc. to catch the drips

Step 1:  
Light the red candle

Step 2:  
Let it burn for a bit and then gently pour the wax off onto the candle.  

Step 3:  
Keep pouring red wax onto the candle until it is satisfactory to you

Step 4:
Sit back and enjoy the accolades for your really cool bleeding candles that you didn't pay $12 for.  (Yes, that's really the lowest price I found for buying bleeding candles.  My cost was $0 because I already had the white candles, the red candle and some matches.)

Baby Bee was very impressed with this.  Just don't tell her how easy these were to make.  

So what have you made for Halloween or fall this year?  I still have to put my yard ghosts up this weekend.  Oh!  And you know the kitchen garden?  It has turned into a very satisfactory little graveyard!

Thanks for buzzin' in!  
Hope you can come by again to see the other spooky sights at Ghost Bee Cottage.  (Uh oh - Worker Bee doesn't think we need to rename the cottage for Halloween.  I disagree Worker Bee or should I say Jack-o'lantern Bee???  Cue the evil laughter.....)

Oh and by the way, is anybody else only able to load one picture at time?  What's the deal?  Anyone know or is it just me?

Just had to go join the party over at
My Romantic Home


  1. I'm the one that paid the big bucks for the bleeding candle. I guess I was just not very crafty that day. Yours look great. Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe next year.

  2. Wow, neat idea, that would look really great on a black candle too! Great idea! Have a great Spooktacular Halloween! Heartful Hugs Marilou

  3. Wow,

    Super cute and super inexpensive. What could be bad about that? If hubs wasn't a claims adjuster by trade (should be right now anyway) and didn't freak out about lit candles being "unattended" (which for him means not within an arms reach of me at all times) I could have a lot more candle displays around here. I do have them, I just rarely get to light them.

    I haven't had a problem with getting pics uploaded and then into my posts, but once there, I'm having a heck of a time being able to arrange them the way I want. I had to do all HTML placement for the food pics on Wednesday. What a pain! I hope whatever is going on with yours is straightened out soon.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  4. Awesome, oh so very awesome!!!! I ♥ Halloween.

    My Halloween Mantel photos are now published if you'd dare to drop over when time allows.

  5. I learned something new here since I've never heard of a bleeding candle let alone how to make one! :-) Hope you'll post some pics of your garden-gone-graveyard. -amy

  6. Very cool!!!!! I will have to look for a white or cream pillar and I know I have red ones from last Christmas! Very fun! Thanks for the ide....sometimes my mind can't grasp the simple things! LOL LOL Sandy

  7. great idea!
    Just wanted to pop over and say thank you for entering my giveaway and for following me
    I will follow you back : )
    Have a great weekend

  8. Holy crow! That is a neat idea and so simple. Thanks for sharing this - I'll make one tomorrow before the trick or treaters arrive. :) ~Stephanie from Buttermilk Hill


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