Skip to Content

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Please check out my Privacy Policy & Terms for more details. Enjoy!

Don’t pay for expensive Halloween candles when you can easily make your own on the cheap! All you need is a little vinyl!

The best part is that this technique can easily be applied to candles for every holiday or celebration!

And make sure you snag the FREE Halloween cut files to make your own candles (or whatever you want)!

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files

I recently shared our Halloween mantel decor and I absolutely LOVE it. When I was putting the final touches on it, I realized that our trio of black pillar candles was looking rather….boring. Too much solid black and nothing special. They needed moooore.

So, being the crafty girl that I am who’s also obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo and vinyling all the things, I decided to jazz them up with a little transparent glitter vinyl!

Now, these are purely decorative and I don’t plan on burning them (although I did light the wicks for a split second just because my momma always said that it’s bad luck to have an unburned candle in your house, and I’m not one to test karma).

I had originally wanted to use these black melt top LED candles, but of course my store didn’t carry them and they’re not available online. Boo. So, these inexpensive real wax pillar candles were substituted and they’ve worked out just fine.

If you’re planning on burning your candles, this transparent glitter vinyl easily pulls off, so you can remove the designs as needed.

 

Supplies

Here’s what I used to quickly make these DIY Halloween candles:

 

My Halloween Candle Design Mockups

Here’s the trio of designs that I came up with in Silhouette Studio, and all have a candy corn color scheme to go with the rest of the mantel decor:

  • Spiders and webs
  • BOO
  • Abstract lines

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

Cutting Out The Designs in Transparent Glitter Vinyl

I first tried out some transparent glitter vinyl when I made some fun crafty window clings for my craft room.

It’s such a unique type of vinyl because it’s a little glittery and it also has just a wee bit of transparency.

So, I pulled out my vinyl storage organizer and grabbed three sheets of transparent glitter vinyl, one each of orange, yellow, and silver.

After finalizing my cut settings in Silhouette Studio…

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

… one by one, I cut out my designs in the vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

After being trimmed and weeded, here’s how all three colors looked:

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

Applying the Vinyl to the Candles

Now it was application time!

This was really easy because I just peeled and stuck the vinyl with no real rhyme or reason. I did the spider candle first, followed by the abstract lines (with a little trimming with scissors at the end), then the BOO one last.

The only vinyl pieces that I used transfer tape for were the BOO set, just because I wanted to make sure the spacing and alignment didn’t get messed up by free-handing it.

This was by far the quickest and easiest vinyl project I’ve ever done!

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

The Final DIY Halloween Candles!

Here’s how my DIY Halloween candles turned out! Pretty cute with just enough spookiness, if I do say so myself.

That little bit of glittery, glitzy glam is a nice touch too. I mean, who doesn’t love some sparkles?

And even though this is transparent glitter vinyl, it’s not too see through! The colors really POP off the black candle.

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

 

And here’s how the candles look displayed with the rest of our Halloween mantel. They fit right in and no longer blend in with the solid black bats on the wall.

I envision more inexpensive holiday candles in my DIY future!

Halloween Mantel Decor: Pumpkins and Spiders and Bats! Oh My! | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #HalloweenMantel #HalloweenDecor #pumpkin

Halloween Mantel Decor: Pumpkins and Spiders and Bats! Oh My! | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #HalloweenMantel #HalloweenDecor #pumpkin

Halloween Mantel Decor: Pumpkins and Spiders and Bats! Oh My! | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #HalloweenMantel #HalloweenDecor #pumpkin

Halloween Mantel Decor: Pumpkins and Spiders and Bats! Oh My! | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #HalloweenMantel #HalloweenDecor #pumpkin

 

Yield: 3 Halloween Pillar Candles

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files

DIY Halloween Candles Using Vinyl Embellishments + FREE Cut Files | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #candles #HalloweenDecor #DIY #vinyl #Silhouette #Cricut #freecutfile

Don’t pay for those expensive Halloween candles when you can easily make your own on the cheap! All you need is a little vinyl!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

Instructions

  1. Cut Halloween designs out of desired colors of transparent glitter vinyl using a Silhouette, Cricut, or other electronic die cutting machine.
  2. Trim and weed vinyl cuts with scissors and craft tweezers.
  3. Apply vinyl to pillar candles, using transfer tape if desired.

Share this idea on Pinterest!

Please leave a comment below or share on Pinterest!

 

Download the FREE Halloween Cut Files!

Feel free to download the FREE cut file version(s) of these Halloween candle designs! Make yourself some candles too, a sign, or add them to a shirt, tumbler, beer koozie, or whatev.

Inside the download folder you’ll find both the .studio and SVG formats. Enjoy!

Download this FREE printable and/or cut file from Where The Smiles Have Been!

{THE FINE PRINT: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Make it and use it or gift it, but don’t sell it or share the file(s). Thanks!}

 

If You Enjoyed This…

Make sure you check out my Project Gallery for all of my other crafty creations, including these!

DIY Yearly Halloween Costume Photo Frame | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #costume #HalloweenCostume #keepsake #DIY

 

DIY Halloween Ornament Wreath | Where The Smiles Have Been #Halloween #ornaments #wreath #spider

 

Fall Pumpkin Burlap Sign with FOUR Kinds of HTV | Where The Smiles Have Been #fall #pumpkin #burlap #reversecanvas #HTV #vinyl #Silhouette #buffalocheck

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Where The Smiles Have Been | Crafts. DIY. Home. Mom Life.

Halloween Mantel Decor: Pumpkins and Spiders and Bats! Oh My!
← Previous
DIY Personalized Letter to Santa Sign + FREE Cut File!
Next →

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.