Make A Super Cute Ghost Tealight Holder For Spooktacular Home Decor!
Invite the ghouls in this Halloween with this cute little free standing ghost tealight holder – perfect for lighting up windowsills and mantelpieces this spooky season! Check out Penelope Quinn’s step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to craft your own.
You Will Need:
- 200g of white air dry clay
- A craft knife
- A rolling pin
- Baking paper
- A tealight
- A small plate around 15cm in diameter
How To Make A Clay Ghost Tealight Holder:
First, roll out your air dry clay to around 0.5cm thick on some baking paper. You can use some popsicle sticks on either side of the clay to make sure it’s a consistent thickness.
Next, cut out your clay, using the small plate as a guide. We want the bottom of our ghost to have a nice wavy finish so it helps to cut the clay in an irregular shape as shown.
Now make up the frame for the ghost – I used a ping pong ball taped onto a shot glass. Get creative and use whatever you have to hand! Just remember that there should be room for a tealight to sit underneath, and that the bottom edge of the clay should slightly touch the table.
Cover the frame with aluminium foil.
Carefully lift up the clay, and place it in the middle of the ping pong ball so it gently folds over the shape. Double check a few of the bottom ends of the clay rest on the table – this will make sure that our ghost sits upright when we take the frame out.
Cut out some eyes with straws, and add a mouth if you’d like.
Wait 24 hours to dry, then gently remove the tin foil and the frame. Place your ghost on top of a battery powered tea light (never a real flame!) and watch your ghost come to life!
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