Thursday 15 September 2016

Halloween laminated battery candle covers

This month, the theme for the Bostik Bloggers craft box was Halloween, and having seen the lovely Halloween sequins that were included I decided to use them to make some covers for battery powered tea lights to create some spooky Halloween decorations.

Please note that these tea light holders are intended for battery powered tea lights only, it would not be safe to use them with a real flame.

Halloween laminated lanterns craft

You need:

A laminator and pouches (or clear sticky contact paper)
A5 foam sheets
Halloween themed sequins
Halloween themed ribbons
Bostik Glu Dots
Stapler and tape


Use the laminator to make a sheet of spooky Halloween plastic for the lantern window. Spread the sequins and glitter out inside the laminating pouch, not too close to the edges, and laminate. If you don't have a laminator you can use two pieces of clear contact paper to sandwich the sequins and glitter together, but it won't be as stiff as laminated plastic so you may need to make the window on your tube smaller.

How to laminate sequins

Use a craft knife to cut a large window in the foam sheet, then cut a piece of the laminated plastic to size to cover the window. Secure it in place with some Bostik Glu Dots at regular intervals around the frame.

Bostik Halloween craft

Bend the foam sheet around to make a cylinder. Secure it at the top, bottom and middle using a stapler.

Halloween lantern craft

Decorate the candle cover with some Halloween themed ribbons, and if you like some more sequins, once again sticking them in place with some Glu Dots to hold them firmly.

Halloween lanterns craft for children

Then place a battery powered candle inside and enjoy!

Halloween lanterns with sequins

Please note that these candle covers are intended for use with battery powered candles only, do not use with a real flame.

Halloween laminated lanterns

The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.

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