Wrapping paper tubes or paper towel tubes or TP tubes, hot glue gun & glue sticks, flat black spray paint, and battery operated tea lights from Dollar Tree.
Pretty and no fire danger!
After picking the perfect spot for each tube, I glued them together to stay in place, then hot glued around the rims (drippy & wax-like) & finished it off with a few coats of flat black spray paint.
before & after with battery operated tea lights.
Such a beautiful Halloween decoration! I almost wish I could keep it up all year long. The flicker of the tea lights is so realistic and lovely. I bought so many packs of tea lights @ the dollar tree. They're the best invention! The only thing I would change about my finished diy would be - to have only used the paper towl and wrapping paper tubes (taller/longer tubes). I used mainly toilet paper tubes & glued many together to make them taller, leaving a not so seamless look. But being October when I made this, I had a few months before wrapping paper season and used what I had.
I will definately be making more again this year! My house will be a flickering candle castle!
^ THIS IS THE PINTEREST PHOTO I USED AS A REFERENCE WHEN MAKING MINE.
Such a fun craft and beautiful outcome! Start saving your tubes & try it out.