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Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Holidays and Observances

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If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween craft idea, these easy DIY Halloween candlestick frames are easy and cheap. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend a lot of money on something you put out for approximately a month a year, these frames are it.

You can use them year after year and it’s a fun DIY Halloween project to do with your kids, too.

It’s a great DIY project to use Dollar Tree or Dollar Store buys, very economical. Here’s what you will need for your easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames…


2 Candlesticks (from thrift store, dollar store or from around the house)
2 Black 4×6 Photo Frames (from dollar store)
Black Spray Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Craft Paint Brush
Plastic Bats (bag of 6 from dollar store)
Hot Glue Gun
Extra Glue Sticks


Step 1:
Spray paint candlesticks. It may take 3 or 4 coats to cover all the areas.

Step 2:
While candlesticks are drying, paint white stripes along the border of your picture frames.

Step 3:
After all paint has dried, apply a couple of decent sized drops of hot glue. Center the frame on your glue drops and hold in place for about 10 seconds until glue cools completely.

Step 4:
Apply generous amount of hot glue to the back of the bat, place in desired position on frame. Hold into place for about 10 seconds until the glue cools completely.

Step 5:
Clean up any glue strings that are visible and add your photo to frame!

Do you like to do DIY Halloween crafts?

20 Responses to Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

  1. This is a great craft idea. My daughter would love it!

  2. Terra Heck says:

    Those are super cute and festive. I’ll be trying my hand at making them for Halloween next year.

  3. Jenn says:

    These are so cute, a nice decoration I could use every year.

  4. Liz Mays says:

    Yes, I love doing crafts for any season. I wish I had more time for it though. These are super cute!

  5. Tammy says:

    How Creative! I can see how these would be a fun afternoon project to do with the kids 🙂

  6. Raijean says:

    This is so cute, I think I may incorporate this in my party on Friday. Love the colors!

  7. rachel says:

    Very cute idea and way to decorate for halloween. 🙂

  8. Too funny that you used plastic bat toys. Very clever craft and it seems to be an idea that can be used for many other occasions as well.

  9. Ty says:

    What a festive and cute craft! You’re so clever — I would not have ever thought of doing something like this. I’m so uncrafty lol.

  10. Great idea! It is indeed easy and very economical. I’m not crafty so thanks for this cute idea 🙂

  11. Veronica Lee says:

    Very cute! So perfect for Halloween!

  12. jenn erin says:

    that is such a neat idea! thanks for sharing

  13. Those are adorable and so easy to make for Halloween.

  14. Kenzie Smith says:

    Oh those turned out too cute! I like how simple they seem to be to make!

  15. HilLesha says:

    That is so adorable and creative! 🙂

  16. Colleen says:

    These turned out very cute. I could also see them as a fun centerpiece or name card for Halloween party food.

  17. FJ says:

    Awesome in simplicity >.<

  18. Penelope says:

    Those are really cute! I love crafts in general and wish I had more time to devote to them.

  19. TrippyCusp93 says:

    This is such a cute idea for Halloween! And it’s so simple and affordable too. I’ll have to remember this for next year. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. Mai Tran says:

    This could be used for other occasions also. Thanks for sharing.