DIY Pumpkin Candle Holders

Would it even be Halloween without a pumpkin craft? 
I have seen a million orange pumpkins out there so I decided to mix it up a bit and make these pink and orange marble (can I call it that if it's not black and white?) candle holders!!
I just think these would make the cutest little gift for the Halloween party hostess!
*hint hint if any friends want to invite me to a costume party, I WILL bring you some of these!!* :D


  • Clear Bowls - These are 3.5 in X 4.3 in and were purchased in the glassware section of Michaels!
  • Acrylic Paint - I love using the neon colors of craft smart - also purchased from Michaels. I was able to make 3 candle holders using 2 total bottle and even have a little paint leftover.
  • Paint Marker - You can also use a regular permanent marker but I think it looks better with a paint marker!
  • Tealights
  • Painting Station - You'll need some paper towels and paper plate on hand for this DIY   

Step One: Squeeze a generous amount of each color into the bottom section of the bowl. Try to avoid having two separate puddle of colors and mix the two together like the picture below. 

Step Two: Tilt the bowl to one side and let the paint move towards the top. Swirl side to side until the paint stops moving. Add more paint until most of the glass is covered.

Step Three: Flip the glass upside down onto a paper plate and let the paint flow to the top. Let sit for 15 minutes. Be careful when lifting up as there will be excess paint on the plate. Wipe off the top of the bowl if any paint got onto the outside.
Add more paint, as needed, to completely cover the inside of the bowl.

Step Four: Flip the bowl right side up and choose which side you want as the front of the pumpkin. Free hand with your paint pen different pumpkin faces onto the bowls.
Wait until the paint is completely dry at the bottom of the bowl and light your tea lights!

Which faces did you draw?
I usually stick to the triangle eyes but tried something a little different this time!

I hope this pumpkin craft gets you excited for Halloween (if you weren't already)!!

XOXO, Karly

1 comment :

  1. Such a good, cheap project! I really like it. I'm gonna go look for those bowls at my local dollar store.