Halloween 2013..Part 1.

So, with Halloween only being a week away we know most of you have your costumes ready or at least picked out. We want to do a two part post on what we predict will be the most popular costume we see.

Websites online are predicting anything from Duck Dynasty, Breaking Bad and the infamous Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs. So if you want to stick out stay far away from these ideas.

We Betties like to take an idea of a costume (one that could be hanging on the wall at your local party city) and make it our own. Never buying the whole costume we find pieces and put it together. People know who we are but definitely dig the originality of what we ended up putting together.

This is probably our favorite!

This is probably our favorite!

We think you should be creative too, it makes it more fun! Check back with us on Friday November 1 to see the results of what was seen most in NYC!

xo,

The Ultimate Betties

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Halloween Inspired Glitter Striped Candles

Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? We can’t, but we are very excited! Betties love Halloween. Haunted houses, candy apples, costume parties, and of course the spooky decorations! If you’re a more subtle Betty and stay away from the grotesque part of this holiday; this is the perfect craft for you! We’re going to walk you through making these super cute glitter candles.

Supplies:

White Pillar Candles

Loose Glitter

Spray Adhesive

Spray Sealer

Masking Tape (Painters tape)

Rubber Bands

Paper Plates

You can buy some cheap pillar candles at any hobby store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or The Dollar Store)

Create stripes by applying painter’s tape to your candle! You can get creative here.. If you want thicker stripes or thinner – It’s up to you!

As you all can see in the picture above.. we created tabs so after you’ve sprinkled glitter, you can find where to pull it off!!! VERY HELPFUL!

After you have created your stripes it’s time to spray it with the Adhesive Spray! Make sure to use a good amount. Immeditately start sprinkling your candle with whichever color you choose! We wanted to create candles for Halloween, so we used Orange, Black, and Silver!

If you start noticing that you aren’t getting the coverage you want, go ahead and respray the candle with the adhesive spray and continue to sprinkle!! After you have the amount of glitter you want on, grab your Glitter Sealer and spray it on.

It takes about 20 minutes for the sealer to dry. You can go ahead and take the tape off (FIND YOUR TABS!) and let dry for 24 hours.

Now onto the rubber bands… you can use however many you would like. Since we used a smaller candle, we used three. Simply place them around the candle. Make sure they are placed nice and straight.

Follow the same steps

1. Spray with Adhesive Glue

2. Sprinkle with glitter

3. Spray with Glitter Sealer and wait 20 minutes.

4. For the rubber bands, take scissors and cut them off!

It’s a super fun project that doesn’t take much time! It’s a great way to add a little touch of fall to your house. Keep this in mind because you can make more for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or ANY occassion!