Holly’s I’ve Got My Eye On You Candles

by Holly LL on October 28, 2010

The kids and I were hanging out and they were both in the mood for some crafting (that never happens). I quickly grabbed a few things and we started on a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft to spruce up our Halloween {or lack of Halloween} decor!

This is surely not a craft that will get me into the Crafting Hall of Fame…BUT it was fun, the kids helped, and it looks spooky-fun! {And I have been loving all the eyeball decor I have seen!}


  • Repurposed Jars – I used jelly jars, relish jars and some mason jars…all clean of course! And labels removed if necessary.
  • DecoArt Gloss enamels in red, black and white
  • Paint brush
  • Votive candles
  • PK Glitz, Silver
  • Gorilla Glue Wood Glue
  • Child-like Imagination



  1. Clean jars
  2. Paint eye using white gloss enamel on jar…some jars got one eye, some two…and I suppose you could even do three! Let dry.
  3. Paint pupil on using black. Let dry.
  4. Give him bloodshot eyes by adding little red squiggles.


  1. Place glitter on paper plate.
  2. Paint gorilla glue on metal portion of candle.
  3. Roll candle in the glitter.
  4. Let dry.

I added some dried black beans into each jar and then nestled the votive in those.

While this may not be the fanciest crafts, I loved it because it made the kiddos smile {and me too!)

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Roeshel November 1, 2010 at 1:26 am

Those are the types of crafts that make memories! Super cute!

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