I have one more fun Halloween project for the season (nothing like waiting until the last minute to post this!). This DIY bat candle holder is a fun twist on lighting up your mantle, shelf, or walkway this Halloween. It’s also the perfect project for glass jar hoarders and those that love a good upcycle!
My kids had finished yet another jar of peanut butter from Trader Joe’s I was rinsing it out so I could put in in the recycling pile when I noticed what a nice jar it was. You guys, it was smooth with no weird decorative swirls or odd seams – it was such a nice simple jar! I know this might sound weird, but I think it’s hard to find a glass jar that has a simple style. Since I was clearly in love with this jar, I wanted to try and use it for a project.
I grabbed some extra adhesive vinyl I had and cut out small bats. Now, it you have a Cricut or Silhouette, bravo to you because you can literally finish this project in like 10 minutes. If you are like me and do not have one find a bat template from the good old internet, print out the image, trace it on top of your vinyl, and cut it out.
Once you have all of your bats cut, arrange them on your jar. Then, hit the jar with black matte spray paint and let dry. You’ll want to do two coats of paint. After your paint has dried, slowly peel off the vinyl bats – you may need to use tweezers to get them off. That’s it! For extra detail, I wrapped the top of my jar with raffia. Plop in a battery operated candle or a real one for a super cool and bat candle holder!
You can see the spooky bats shining through!