These candlesticks were fun to make using files from Simply Crafty SVGs.
Combining the following files:
Smiling Jack-o-Lantern (using the stand and panels only)
Skull Head Candle Holder (just the skull and panels)
Round Candy Box (use the base only - and alter the depth of the side)
Using your cutting machine and software, cut the stand and panels at 100%. Emboss, foil and ink as desired. Assemble according to the video found at the link above for the Smiling Jack-o-lantern. Set aside.
Cut the skull head and panels at 50%. Emboss and ink the panels as desired. Assemble the skull. If desired, add a piece of vellum behind the open areas of the face and side piece 3. We chose to add the vellum to the back of the panel pieces. Assemble according to the video that accompanies the Skull Head Candle Holder page. Glue the skull to the top of the stand. The tabs at the top of the skull will be adhered to the base of the round candy box.
Cut the round candy box at 75%. Cut one extra bottom circle for a little more stability if you wish to fill the base and add your battery operated light in the base. The side of the base should be 7/8" in height. Cut another piece that is the same height and long enough to go around the base. If desired, cut a 1/4-inch strip as a decorative piece. Once you've assembled the base according to the assembly instructions, add the last circle to the inside of the base. Adhere this piece to the top of the skull, centering it.
If desired, add a 4-inch diameter circle to the top of the candy box base. for a little more stability, we created a "box" and glued it to the base. There was enough surface to adhere the circle to the top and provide the platform for the shreds and battery operated candle we added as our finishing touch.
I'm looking forward to getting the rest of our Halloween decor out in the next couple of days and adding these candlesticks to the mix. Hope you'll be able to carve out some creative time in the next few days and nurture your spirit! Have fun and thanks for stopping by.