Easy pumpkin tea light holder.

pumpkin candle I bought this candleholder for 1.50

Candles are such a big part of Halloween at my house, (especially because my daughter sells Party Lite candles) but due to the economy I couldn’t justify spending a lot of money on candle holders this year. I saw this block style tea light holder at Wal Mart for $1.50 and decided to turn it into a Halloween candle holder for my tea lights when they arrive.


  • block candle holder (I’ve seen similar ones at Big Lots, Wal Mart, Target, and some other stores.
  • flat black, orange, and green craft paint.
  • Stencil
  • Sandpaper

scuff up surface

Step 1.

Scuff up entire surface with sandpaper.

paint black

Step 2.

Paint with black paint and let it dry.

stencil on design pumpkin design

Step 3.

Apply design using stencil. If  you use multiple colors make sure you let each color dry well before applying the next color.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.