Spooky Halloween Light

3 Materials
$5
10 Minutes
Easy

Using just a tree branch and a battery operated candle , you can create a cool and spooky wall light , that you just might keep up all year !

First you need to get a branch ...

You can trim a shrub or tree in your yard or take a walk and find

one . In my case , my husband brought me a dead branch he trimmed off one of our bushes , he thought I might want to use it for a craft project !

I certainly did , I just wasn't sure

for what yet , so it sat on an old trunk ...Just waiting ...

Just waiting to be used in a project

Now find a spot that you would like to hang your light . Keep in mind , you want it high enough , not to poke anyone or get in the way . If you use a lightweight branch you won't need to place it on a stud for support , if the branch you pick has some weight to it , make sure you attach it to the studs !!! Once you've picked out a spot , play around with the branch and figure out which way you want it to hang . Then using a pencil lightly mark the wall in 2 spots where the branch touches the wall . Pick branches that would be good to support it . Then put a screw in the wall at those 2 spots .

Now , rest your branch on the screws . Adjust the depth of the screws so that the head of the screw rest against the branch , giving it added support .

In the picture notice the difference in the depths of thghe screw .

Here the branch is hanging on the wall.

Now , balance a battery operated candle into the cluster of branches .

We were happy with the look , but we weren't prepared at how amazing this looked at night , when the candle turned on .

Unfortunately , the pictures truly do not do it justice !!!!!!

Here is a video of how the spooky light looks with the flickering battery operated candle .

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  • Joanie
    on Sep 17, 2020

    Okey Dokey!!........hehhehehhe

  • Ms. Mack
    on Oct 1, 2020

    Love this! Going to find a branch tomorrow! Have the battery operated candle. Great job. Thanks for the share!

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