DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles

September 5, 2016

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This easy dollar store DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles craft transforms plain white candles into creepy-crawly candles!

DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles

It’s truly the little things in life that make me happy.  I had been waiting for the longest time for a dollar store to open up near our house.  Finally, we have two!  We actually have one in walking distance from our house, but it’s a total dive and the store itself is a little creepy.  So I recently took a ride to one of the new dollar stores to check it out.  I found a bunch of stuff and a little inspiration while I was there, too!

I love finding dollar store crafts on Pinterest. Before I went to the dollar store, Halloween inspiration struck me and I decided that I needed to find plastic snakes.  I found a whole bag of them, plus some large plastic insects.  My initial idea was to spray paint the snakes black and wrap them around a candle.  I had planned on making the candles myself, but made it way easier by purchasing a couple white prayer candles instead.

The black and white theme of these candles gives them a “creepy chic” feel.  They are perfectly frightening for lighting up your Halloween table and can easily be put together in just a few simple steps!  If flies and spiders aren’t your thing, spray paint some plastic mice black and glue them on instead!  I definitely recommend making one with slithery snakes, though.  They make a witching cool candle!

DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles


  • 2 white prayer candles
  • Plastic insects
  • Plastic snakes
  • Black spray paint
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Spray paint insects and snakes with black spray paint.  It’s best to paint outside or in a well-ventilated area.  Allow paint to dry completely.  
  2. Heat your hot glue gun.  Begin positioning snakes on one candle.  Then, hot glue insects onto another candle.
  3. Allow glue to dry completely before lighting up your creepy new Halloween candles!

DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles
DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles

Did you make your own Halloween candles inspired by this DIY?  Share it on social media with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy and make sure to tag me @lavidaholoka!

DIY Creepy Critter Halloween Candles


What’s your favorite Halloween dollar store craft?


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