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DIY Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Candles

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It’s cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you’ll have your own spooky set. Create your own today!

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Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own creepy set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

DIY Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Candles

I have a confession to make.  I am one of those people who do NOT enjoy decorating for Christmas.  I get annoyed at people posting Christmas stuff at the end of August and I get annoyed that the Christmas decorations get put out earlier and earlier every stinking year.

That being said I LOOOOOOOOVE Halloween.  It’s my favorite.  It really shouldn’t be a surprise though since my favorite color is black and I love skulls and spiders.  It’s getting more and more fun to decorate my house for Halloween because my kids are getting older and can handle spookier stuff.

Every Halloween I get on Pinterest, pin a TON of halloween projects and maybe get around to doing one of them.  It’s really sad.  This year, however,  I’m determined to change that.

My first project was this super cheap, very easy, and honestly pretty rad looking fake candles.  It’s made out of toilet paper or paper towel rolls, tape, hot glue gun and glue, spray paint and electronic tea lights.  I was done with this project in less then an hour, if you don’t include drying time for the spray paint.  That is my kind of project.


Supplies Needed to make your Toilet Paper Roll Candles

Toilet paper rolls, fake tea lights, hot glue gun and sticks, masking tape, black spray paint, and Dr. Pepper all sitting on a white table.
  • Toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • tape
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • battery operated tea lights
  • spray paint
  • Dr. Pepper – optional (all though not really)

You can get tea lights a number of places.  Micheals, Jo-Anns, Hobby Lobby or the Dollar Tree. I have a mixture of some I bought at the Dollar Tree and some I bought at Michaels.

They are kind of expensive depending on how many you buy.  Sometimes you can find them cheaper on Amazon.  SO look around before you spend a bunch of money.  I already had enough for this project because I use them a lot.


How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Candles

Step 1 – First, grab your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. I ended up with one paper towel roll and the rest where toilet paper rolls.  You want your “candles” to be different sizes so to create that illusion I started taping things together.  

I would cut a toilet paper roll in half and then tape it to a whole one. I did this and kept varying the sizes until I had a good amount of them.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

Step 2 – Next, I started standing them up and organizing them based on how I thought they look good visually.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

Step 3 – Once that’s figured out start glueing them together.

Step 4 – Once they’re all glued, start using your hot glue gun to make the “melted wax” on the top of the candles.  Just start adding glue to the rim and let it drip down.  You can do this however you like and add as much little drips of wax along the tops of the candles as you prefer.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes
Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

I was loving how my fake candles looked even before I spray painted it.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

Step 5 – Now take it outside and spray paint the heck out of it. The nice thing about this project is that if you get spray paint drips it doesn’t matter!  So I really sprayed like crazy.  I would let it dry for a minute and then retouch some spots.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

You have to be careful because it is very easy to miss spots and sections on these.  I ended up adding spray paint three times but still didn’t use THAT much of the spray paint.  Now I have black spray paint for my next project!  Woohoo

I put my candles in the garage while they dried.

Step 6 – Next, put the tea lights in. I found that some of the toilet paper rolls hold the tea lights and some do not.  The ones that do not hold them, I added a dab or two or hot glue on the inside of the roll and let it dry.  This gave something for the tea light to catch on to so it would stay up.

You can paint the base of your tea light to match the black if you want. I’m not that picky so I just plopped them in. You do you! You can always buy black tea lights too.


The End Result

What do y’all think? It looks so cool all lit up. I love how simple, easy and cheap this project was.  Not to mention how quick it took to put the whole thing together.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

Now the fun part, decide where you would like your new DIY Fake Toilet Paper Roll Candles.  At first I put mine in front of the fire place but decided I like it on the mantel instead.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

Don’t forget to pin this project for later. Start saving those paper towel and toilet paper rolls now and you’ll have plenty to make your own DIY Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Candles just in time for Halloween decor to go up.

Now you can make your own Fake Halloween Toilet Paper Candles with this simple tutorial. It's cheap, easy and so much fun. In just a couple of steps you'll have your own spooky set. Create your own today! | We Three Shanes

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