Looking for some of the best Halloween party ideas? You'll love this easy bleeding candle Halloween decoration tutorial!
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Welcome to day 6 of the 13 days of Halloween party ideas! Sarina of Joy in the Commonplace and Bri of Parties with a Cause are joining me today to share with some super spooky DIY Halloween party decorations. Here at Jordan's Easy Entertaining we are making these easy bleeding candles.
So I've seen this idea a ton all over Pinterest. But, usually it's a basic white candle where you take some red wax from a red candle and melt the red so it drips over the white. It looks pretty awesome. However, we're doing things a little different over here, and it may even be easier than the standard Pinterest way!
DIY Bleeding Candles Supplies
- red tapered candles
- tall white votive candles
- large pot of hot water
I have a knife pictured in the supply picture because I used one to cut the bottom of my candles to fit inside my candle holders (the bottoms where too wide.) But the knife is actually unnecessary.
How to Make Easy DIY Halloween Decorations Bleeding Candles
The first thing you need to do is fill your pot with water. It will help your tall white votive candle melt much faster if there is hot water all the way up to where the wax comes in the jar. Place the jarred candle into the water and allow the wax to melt. The water needs to be warm to hot, but certainly not boiling.
After doing this project a few times, something I found helpful was to chill the red candles. Pop them into the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before you are ready to coat them.
Once all of the white wax has melted dip your red candle into the wax for a second or two and then pull it back out. Because your red candles were chilled, the white wax should harden up on the red candle in just a few seconds. Dip again once or twice until your red candle looks white.
I hope you noticed that I said easier not faster. Unless you're making a bunch of candles, then this way would be faster, because you could keep dipping the candles one right after the other.
What I love about making these DIY Halloween decoration bleeding candles this way is that they look just like regular white candles before they are lit. The "blood" is a bit if a surprise as the candle starts to melt. I also like that the red wax is going to continuously drip the whole time it is lit.
Other Fun DIY Halloween Party Decorations
This isn't the only fun and easy DIY Halloween decoration for your Halloween party today!
Bri over at Parties with a Cause is sharing this DIY Leather Look Spell Book that's perfect for Halloween or maybe even a Harry Potter party!
At Joy in the Commonplace Sarina is sharing these DIY Spooky Halloween Tree Branches.
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That's it for this easy bleeding candle DIY Halloween Decorations tutorial. Until next time!
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Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys and a rising country star hubby. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!