Creepy Candles with Tanya Memme
• 2" PVC Pipe
• LED Tea Light
• Hot Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• 2" Pipe Insulation Foam
• Spray Paint (Heirloom White)
Cut your PVC pipe to length – This may vary, since not all candles are the same height. On average, 7", 5", and 3" sections should provide sufficient height and variety for most applications.
Clean up the end of your cut PVC pipe – A quick pass with sandpaper will help remove any left over pieces of cut PVC and help create a solid base for the hot glue to rest on.
Cut your pipe insulation foam – The insulation should be cut a minimum of 1" shorter than the pipe it will be inside, so the base of the LED tea candle doesn't sit above the dripping glue.
Run a bead of glue down the sides of the PVP pipe – Once your hot glue gun is ready, run a bead of hot glue around the top edge of your PVC pipe. This bead of glue will help to create a more organic appearance to the top of your candle.
Drip hot glue down the sides of the PVC pipe - Drip streams of hot glue from the top edge of the PVC down the sides of the pipe to simulate dripping candle wax. This can be achieved by either physically running the glue down the side or by letting gravity do the work for you. Repeat until desired look is achieved.
Paint your PVC Candle – Once you've finished dripping glue and your candle has cooled completely, give your candle a coat of paint. Be sure to paint in light coats to ensure even coverage.
Insert the foam insulation and your tea candle and you're ready to haunt your home, yard, or walk-through!
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