Halloween Candelabra for Under $10

Hello! Halloween week has finally arrived. I’m the biggest chicken when it comes to scary anything therefore so glad all the scary shows and movies on TV are almost done!! My favorite is seeing all the neighborhood cuties decked out in their costumes. I have been so excited to write about today’s post for weeks now. I used them for our Church’s Halloween party so I wanted it to be a surprise, (in case any of my sweet neighbors are kind enough to read my blog).

The theme for the party was Dracula’s Castle and I immediately thought of candelabras. I was inspired by a guest post on Tatertots & Jello:

Gorgeous, right? She combined two lamps and a PVC pipe to create the base. I also thought of using a floor lamp. Well, after hitting many thrift stores with no luck in either of these options, I tried the Re-Store by Habitat for Humanity. This place is a candy store for those DIYer’s who like to turn worn items into fabulous again. You can seriously find everything including the kitchen sink! The prices are ridiculously low as well. I was starting to become discouraged when I spotted a bin with stair banisters.. BINGO!

Here they are in their unfinished glory:

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They were only $1.00 each!! The chandelier I found for $3.00!  I “gutted” the chandelier of all its wiring before they each got a few fresh coats of Black spray paint. My hubby helped me attach the base and the chandelier onto the banister with a few long screws. Throw on a skull, a fly, beading, candles and this is what I got:


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With red candle wax, I added the “Blood” to the candles and the skull.

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I made two of these bad boys. Nothing like spider web to make it even creepier. For the second one, I used the chandelier I had put up in the backyard this past summer. These will be on the porch Halloween night! I will be adding a post shortly on the rest of the decor and how these guys came into play.

Thanks for stopping by! I wanted to add the Pin it button for Pinterest but can’t figure it out. I would appreciate any help.

Norma xoxoxoxo



DIY Faux Dripping Candles

By: Norma Juarez

Can you believe Halloween is just 2 short weeks away! In honor of this fun celebration, I wanted to try something fun and different. Browsing on the internet, I found this easy ( why didn’t I think of that), tutorial on creating these fun candles.

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I found it on DIY Network’s site. They are made out of PVC pipe and hot glue. I tried some with the white but I didn’t really like that the “wax” didn’t stand out as much so I decided to try it on black and what a difference!

My husband helped me cut the PVC pipe into different lengths and then I spray painted them black.


Once they were dry, I used my hot glue gun and went crazy!

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Add some Styrofoam insert to hold the tea-light. I really liked them grouped into threes. You can make super tall ones or super short ones the sky’s the limit!

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Thanks for stopping by! I will be linking my project on http://www.utahmamalatina.com please stop by and visit!  Stay tuned for more Halloween fun!




Half Bath + Fall/Halloween Family Room

Hey all! Sorry about the super long post, this is going to be a doozey!

When we vacationed in México this past summer, I became obsessed with seahorses. As it is, I am a big fan of Mexican Artisanal in any way shape or form. I knew I wanted to bring the coast/beach theme into the half bath downstairs. I really wanted porcelain seahorses but I couldn’t find that I liked for a reasonable price so I bought these ones that are lightweight and made out of metal.

This is what I came up with:

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Just like a lot of things in my life, it is a work in progress. I am still hard at work convincing the hubs to paint the vanity white. I know by doing this, it would really bring it all together. Let’s not forget about those hideous vanity lights… The color is by Glidden called Bermuda Bay and I get it at Wal-Mart for about $20 a gallon.

I also spruced up(used the term very loosely) the family room a bit for Fall by adding these wonderful Orange pillows I found at Home Goods. I found this delicious throw blanket at Wal-Mart for about $15.00 to accentuate the orange a bit more. It is a Better Homes and Garden line.

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Speaking of “sprucing”, here is my very simple Halloween tablescape this year.

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I am over my church’s Halloween party this year so I have been going crazy on other crafts, which I am so excited to show you. These melted wax candles are one, plus two candelabras are also in the works. I can’t wait to show you how cool and inexpensive they are.

Thanks for stopping by!

Norma xoxoxo