Silhouette Jack O Lantern Candle Tutorial
This is a fun and easy craft to do for Halloween. But you can use this technique to make all kinds of Silhouette Candles.
The Supplies you will need:
- Black Construction Paper
- Votive Holder
- Vellum Paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush, Sponge Brush, whatever you like to use for applying your Mod Podge
First you want to use the black construction paper for making the silhouette of your Jack O Lantern. You can freehand it, use a template or stencil, whatever method you want. What I did for making mine was print out a thumbnail picture of a Pumpkin Carving Template and laid it on top of my black construction paper with some cardboard cardstock on the very bottom, and used a hobby knife to carve my Jack O Lantern’s face out. you can see in the picture above, my construction paper Jack O Lantern.
Once that is done you want to use Mod Podge, Glue, whatever you prefer for adhering your Jack O Lantern to your votive candle.
Next you want to cut out a strip of Vellum Paper to wrap around your votive candle. This gives it that Foggy Halloween look and helps create the Silhouette feel of the Jack O Lantern, and also helps disguise the construction paper. To adhere your Vellum Paper I would suggest that you don’t glue or Mod Podge the entire paper down. I would just pull the paper snug and then glue down the back seams of your paper. Reason being, you don’t want the glue to show through the Vellum Paper once you light your candle. You can try using glue dots to hold the seams on the back of your votive holder together if you want, or even just a piece of tape.
Once your Vellum Paper is in place, you are done! You can now throw in a tealight or a flameless tealight and enjoy. The way the flame flickers, it really gives it the effect that you get when you put a candle in an actual pumpkin. Here is what the final product will look something like:
This picture does not give it justice. I did have a flamless tealight lit in at the time but obviously you really couldn’t see that in the picture, which is a shame because that’s when your Jack O Lantern comes to life and it looks really cool. If you try this out let me know what your results were like! You can also use this same Vellum Paper technique to create any sihouettes you like, but I liked using a Jack O Lantern for 2 reasons, 1, Haloween is around the corner! Lol, and 2, it was ideal for making the image light up and come to life since there are shapes cut into the silhouette.
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