I made this one a couple of years ago as the centerpiece of my buffet table at my Halloween party. But, you could use it on your dining room table, mantel, entry table or shelf.
Items Used for Halloween Centerpiece
I had a few odd item at home that I gathered together to make my centerpiece. I only had to buy one of the items so it was inexpensive too! This is what I used…
- 6 – single brass taper candle holders of assorted sizes
- 1 – wooden pillar candle holder
- Flat black spray paint
- Red flat glass stone (floral filler)
- 6 – ivory taper candles
- 1 – red taper candle holder
- 1 – ivory pillar candle
- Small bucket filled with sand
- Rectangle picture frame
- 2 – non-stick black felt squares
- Plastic spiders
- Small Dracula bust (3″ tall)
Prep Work for Centerpiece
I didn’t want to use brass or wood as the color of the candle holders. I decided to paint all of them in a flat black spray paint I already had. I painted all 7 with two coats and allowed them to dry overnight.
The picture frame I had was wood grain stained brown so I painted it in the flat black as well, after I removed the glass (I wanted to be able to use it for another project, so I didn’t paint the glass.) I re-inserted the glass when the frame was dry.
I placed the 6 ivory taper candles in the small bucket of sand. I then lit the one red taper candle and let the wax drip down the sides of the ivory candles. I like to drop the wax right at the wick on top. It builds up and then races down the sides of the ivory tapers in a natural manner.
I let them set overnight as well so the wax was good and set. You really only need to let it set for about an hour if your other items are ready to go.
Putting it all together — Transylvania Halloween Centerpiece
I placed the picture frame flat in the center of table and cut the black felt to fit perfectly over the glass. The pillar candle holder was first and set in the center of the picture frame.
I then added 3 taper holders on each side of the pillar candle holder until I liked the arrangement of different heights. The flat red glass stones were sprinkled at the base of all the candle holders to add some color.
The blood dripped candles where placed in the candle holders with the plain ivory pillar candle in the center. I added a few plastic spiders on the candles and among the flat red stones.
The finishing touch was adding the Dracula bust in front of the pillar candle holder. WaaaLahhhh!
Simple, quick and easy, this centerpiece will look great at your home this Halloween season!