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How to Decorate Flameless Candles + Pumpkinpalooza Contest!

To celebrate our Pumpkinpalooza contest, we’re bringing you the best flameless candle and pumpkin projects from all of our crafty friends! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win $1000 in cash and prizes just by decorating a pumpkin!

This post comes from Angie of The Country Chic Cottage.
Learn more about Angie and check out all of her projects on AllFreeHolidayCrafts.



Fall is a wonderful time to seasonally decorate your home.  Bring fall colors into any room in your home with these decorative fall candles.  Three super simple methods for adding some fall colors to candles for your home’s decor or your Thanksgiving table.

Choosing flameless candles for this project is important because some of the components on the decorations are flammable.  Energizer makes a great battery operated candle that is real wax and scented.  Your guests will never know that you are not burning the real thing.

These candles can even be operated on a timer so you don’t even have to worry about leaving them on.

For the first decorative candle, you will need:

1.  Begin by cutting a long piece of twine and wrapping it around your candle a few times.

2. Tie your Indian corn on tightly to the candle.

3.  Our first decorative candle is complete and in under 5 minutes.

For the next version, you will need:


1.  Using a small screwdriver, you can poke a hole right in the top of the gourd.

2.  Thread with jute twine.

3.  Then tie onto another candle and your second decorative candle is complete.

Now for our final decorative candle idea, you will need:

1.  Paint the cutout in a deep dark red and allow to dry.  Gather stamps and white ink to spell happy fall .

2.  Stamp the letters directly onto the wooden cutout and allow the ink to dry.

3.  Thread jute twine through the wooden cutout.  Wrap candle with jute webbing then secure by tying your wooden cutout around the candle.

Flip the switches on your candles and enjoy the glow!  These candles really do look just like the real thing.  Fool your friends and family while still enjoying the scents of the season with these candles from Energizer.

Decorate your candles with one, two, or all three of these methods for a festive holiday display.

Enter our Pumpkinpalooza Contest!

How creative can you get this Halloween? Enter our Pumpkinpalooza contest and show off your creative skills! You don’t have to get out a knife for this contest – show us what you can do with Mod Podge, paint, paper and more! Entries will be judged by Mark Montano, Margot Potter and the Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo. If that wasn’t cool enough, the winner will received $1000 in cash and prizes!



How To Enter

  • Submit you photo of your decorated pumpkin at FaveCrafts.com.
  • Contest submissions will be accepted September 24th through October 21st. Only one submission per person please, so use your best pumpkin decorating ideas.
  • You must use a pumpkin. You can decorate the pumpkin any way you like, but there must be a pumpkin, real or artificial. We recommend using a Funkin, so your creation can be displayed year after year!
  • Craft-lebrity voting will be from October 22nd to October 24th.
  • The judges picks will then be opened to reader voting from October 25th to October 30th.
  • Winner will be announced on the Halloween, October31st!

Official Rules

  • Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
  • One entry per person, duplicates will be deleted.
  • Contest entries close October 21, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
  • Entries must be submitted at FaveCrafts.com.
  • Entries must be an original design by you.
  • Winners will be posted on this blog Wednesday, October 31st and notified by email.