Hand Candle

Need a hand? If you’re planning on hosting a Hallow’s Eve bash or simply want some decor for your home or office, this project is perfect for attracting some attention. You’ll have people taking double glances and probably won’t be able to stop themselves from wanting to touch it. This candle was super fun to create and its life-like appearance is the real kicker to it all. Light it or leave it for next year, this candle really goes hand-in-hand with Halloween!

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2 hand candles

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    Gather your materials.
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    Measure and cut the wick. I placed a wick in each finger, but you can decide if you’d like to place them in just a few. Make sure that each wick is about an inch longer than the finger and an inch longer than the top of the glove.
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    Place each wick into the finger and secure them in place by taping the wick to the inner part of the glove.
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    Melt the soy wax in a microwave safe bowl.
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    Give the wax a few minutes to cool. Afterward, pour the wax into a jar or container that you can easily pour into the glove. Secure your latex glove to the wall or some higher space to pour the wax into it. Fill the glove about an inch above the thumb. Use a chopstick or long stick to make sure the wick stays in place if you feel that it has shifted or moved. Seal the glove and position it so that it dries the way you want your hand to look.
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    After the wax has fully dried, remove the latex glove by cutting it and slipping it off the wax mold. Cut the excess wick.
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    Using a craft knife or regular kitchen knife, gently cut off the tops of the fingers until your wax appears; if you wish to keep the finger tips more intact, cut downward into the finger so there is a deeper groove.
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    Mix your paint colors to create an orange/peach color to mimic the color of skin. Add the paint adhesive medium so the acrylic paint sticks to the wax. After it has dried, paint the fingernails onto the fingertips.
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    Fill your paper mache plant pot with dirt, rocks, moss, or whatever filling you’d like. Place your handle candle into the pot, and…
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    Your creepy Halloween decor is complete!
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