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Halloween Wine Glass Candles

These Halloween wine glass candles are perfect for DIY Halloween decor or for your Halloween party centerpiece. Grab your friends and make them together!
Age Group: Adult Crafts
Project Type: Halloween
Author: Meaghan Mountford


  • Wine glasses
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Acrylic enamel craft paint*
  • Gauze
  • Foam brushes
  • Paint brushes
  • Black felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Orange votive candles
  • *To make all of the Halloween wine glass candle holders here you'll need green, black, orange, purple, red, and white acrylic enamel paints.


  • Dab alcohol on a cotton ball or cloth and wipe the entire wine glass to clean. Let dry completely.
  • Paint your wine glasses with the base coat of paint. Pour your paint onto a palette or paper plate. Brush the paint to cover the entire wine glass (the bottom of the wine glass, where the candle will perch, is optional). Set the wine glasses on a piece of wax paper to dry. You may need two to three coats of paint, letting the paint dry very well between coats, until the glasses are opaque. For Frankenstein, paint the wine glass green and the stem and bottom black. For the mummy, paint the entire glass white. For the zombie, paint the entire glass purple. For the Jack O'Lantern, paint the wine glass orange and the stem and bottom green.
  • Flip the wine glasses upside down and add your designs.
  • For the mummy, cut strips of gauze and wrap around the glass, including along the stem, securing with dabs of hot glue. Use caution with the hot glue, as the gauze is thin enough that you will feel the hot glue through the material if you touch it.  Keep a space on the glass open between the gauze and paint two black dots for eyes. Let dry.
  • For the Frankenstein, cut out a circle of black felt about 3-inches in diameter. With scissors, snip a line to the center of the circle and cut a smaller circle, about 1/2-inch in diameter. Snip zig zags around the edges of the felt circle. Wrap the felt circle around the base of the wine glass, securing with hot glue, for Frankenstein's "hair." Use a small paint brush to paint the eyes, mouth, and scar with black paint. Let dry.
  • For the Jack O' Lantern, use black paint and a small paint brush to paint any face you like.
  • For the zombie, paint an "X" and a dot for eyes. Paint a mouth. With red paint, add drops of blood. Cut a strip of gauze and wrap around the wine glass, carefully securing with hot glue.
  • Finally, top the wine glasses with candles. Use a dab of hot glue to secure, if desired.