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Pirouline Tin Faux Wax Drip Candles

Can you believe it? October is halfway over already! Today I'm sharing this months Pirouline project. If you're new here, I post a recycled Pirouline tin craft every month! You can find them all here.

Anyhow, since October is halfway over, Halloween is coming up fast and I definitely wanted this months project to be a little bit spooky!

I recycled 3 skinny Pirouline tins to look like melting "candles". You know, like wax is dripping down the sides of them. Here's how I made them:

Supplies: Empty Tins, Hot Glue, Hot Glue gun, Spray Paint in various colors, Glitter Spray, Googley Eyes (optional).

1. To create the "wax drips" you'll need to use hot glue, so heat up your gun.
Start at the bottom of the "drip" and squirt out a medium sized blob, then guide your gun up while glue is still coming out until you reach the top of your tin.

2. Repeat step 1 around the rim of your tin, creating multiple glue "wax" drips.

3. Take your tins outside and spray paint them. I used 3 different colors for mine- orangey red, yellow and black. I had to give mine about 2 coats to completely cover them to where the Pirouline logo didn't show through.

4. Next take your glitter spray and give them a good coat of glitter. You can't have too much glitter.

You now have some easy faux candles! You could use them to store candy, put them on your desk for decor and storage or put actual candles inside. A candle in a candle! Cool!

After I finished them, I decided to make them even more fun and hot glued googley eyes onto them. Everything is 10 times cute with eyes (most things anyway).

So, what do you think? Do you like the eyes? What would you use these for?
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  1. This is cute! I would definitely do this with my kids!!

  2. This is genius! I love the drip look,and would have never thought of this. Thanks!

  3. These turned out so cute! Love the googley eyes :)


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