Dollar Store Halloween Candle Holders

These spooky Halloween candle holders would be the perfect party decoration or centerpiece for a Halloween dinner and they’re made with items from the dollar store!

If you’re looking for an easy Halloween centerpiece, try making these spooky bottle candle holders. They look like something from a witch’s potion collection, but they’re really made from bottles you can buy at the dollar store. Don’t you just love a good, inexpensive Halloween craft?!

Watch the quick video tutorial to see just how they are made.

Spooky Halloween Decor VIDEO TUTORIAL


Materials Needed:



  1. Remove corks and spray paint the bottles black. It’s best to do two or three light coats any time you spray paint something and definitely do this outside. I usually just throw down a cardboard box on the grass and put whatever I’m painting on the cardboard.
  2. Let the paint dry completely, about four hours. Spray paint is sticky when it’s not completely dry and touching it too soon will leave fingerprints in the paint.
  3. Squirt a small amount of gold metallic craft paint onto a paper towel and rub it over the black paint, pushing it into the raised designs and wiping away excess. A little bit of paint goes a long way, so start slowly.
  4. When the paint is dry, use a lighter to heat up the end of a tapered candlestick. Place it into the opening of a bottle and let the wax cool back down. This helps to secure the candle in place.
  5. If you want wax drips going down the sides of your bottles, light a separate candle, turn it upside down and hold it wherever you’d like drips. When the wax melts, it will drip down the bottles and add even more spook factor to the project. You don’t have to do this step, but I love the wax drips! They really add something.

You can use this same spooky technique to paint a really awesome Halloween pumpkin!

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