It’s no secret that we are VERY excited for Halloween next month. If you find yourself asking, “Is it too early to break out the decorations yet?” we’re here to tell you that of course it’s not! If you’re looking for simple yet impactful accent you can keep throughout all of your celebrations, candles are a great go-to for decor that is eerie without being too gruesome or kitschy. Keep scrolling for 14 fabulous ways to use candles this Halloween season.


1. Candy Corn Jar Candle: All you need are a few mason jars and a pack of balloons for this easy peasy DIY that looks good enough to eat! (via Brit + Co)


2. Cinnamon Pumpkin Candles: DIY this soy-based candle in a leftover pumpkin and your space will smell as sweet as pie! (via Hello Natural)


3. Washi Tape: If you’re low on time and want a quick and cute DIY, find some cute Halloween washi tape and get creative. (via Poofy Cheeks)


4. Spider Candlesticks: Grab some plastic spiders and DIY these adorable candlesticks. Keep it simple with all-white candles, or add some orange for a little pop of color. (via The Alison Show)


5. Raven Wall: We absolutely love how this blogger took a simple cluster of white candles and enhanced them with very eerie but chic wall decor. This would look extra festive with some spiderwebs woven through the branches. (via The Fun Lane)


6. DIY Skull Candle Holder: Plastic skeletons are aplenty this time of year. Get creative by glueing a few together and painting them a solid color to create a fantastic candle holder you’ll want to use for many Halloweens to come. (via Endlessly Inspired)


7. DIY Packing Tape Transfer Votives: If you have access to a laser printer, make a few of these DIY candle votives using printed images and packing tape for brightly lit decor to use throughout your space. (via How About Orange)


8. Hocus Pocus-Inspired: We think the Sanderson sisters would definitely appreciate these spooky candles. With a heat gun and some cool images, you’ll be able to crank out a whole bunch of these. (via Apartment Therapy)


9. DIY Lace Candles: Who says your Halloween decor can’t be pretty? These lacy painted candles will have your mantel or coffee table lookin’ gorgeous! (via Madigan Made)


10. DIY Ghost Candles: This is quite possibly the easiest Halloween DIY ever. All you need are a couple of candles and a sharpie to create these super simple “ghosts.” We think they’d look great in a kitchen window. (via Thoughtfully Simple)


11. Fall Gourds: Hollow out your favorite fall gourds for decor that will last well after Halloween is over. (via Rainbow Delicious)


12. DIY Spine Candle: Okay, so we don’t know anyone who has a spine mold on hand, but these spine candles are freakishly beautiful. (via Makezine)


13. DIY Painted Candles: We love the vintage Victorian vibe this cluster of candles is giving, especially when paired with an old photograph. (via Country Living)


14. DIY Lace Votives: To whip up these beauties, just grab a yard of black lace trim, glue it around a votive and light it up. These cast some pretty incredible shadows when it’s dark. (via Big Ang Official)

How are you decorating for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments!