Yes, pumpkins and bats are eternal Halloween favorites, but according to Google’s latest data, candleholders are leading the way in this year’s spooky season decorating. (Picture frames—scary-chic black-and-white portrait lovers, we see you—and curtains were the second- and third-most-searched Halloween accessories this past week in the U.S.) 

With a little more than two weeks to go, a weekend-long DIY might not be the brightest plan. But no worries; we’ve got you covered. Here are three quick, affordable candleholder ideas we’ve never stopped loving (and that always make an impression) from our archives.

Ghostly Treat Bags

All you have to do is nestle LED tea lights into white paper treat bags (you know, the kind you get for birthday favors), and you have a canvas for your kids to draw the scariest faces on. Art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and author Erin Jang broke down the process for us.

Invisible Threads

Fishing line is your best friend for this quick floating candles DIY. Mallory Fletchall of Reserve Home hung hers over a fireplace. 

Let It Glow

The best thing about this Silver Slimey Stix candlestick is that it’s Halloween adjacent. You can display a few on your shelves or dinner table on the holiday paired with red or black candles, then swap for neutral wax and keep them out all year long. Check our roundup for more moody (but not theme-y!) decor.

Trick-or-treat night, D-17!

Load more...