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Cobweb Candles

Plain candlesticks look positively creepy in critter-covered cobwebs.


  • Cheesecloth
  • Scissors
  • Taper candles
  • Candlesticks
  • Plastic spiders
  • Leaves
  • Bobeches


  1. Step 1

    Cut a length of cheesecloth, and gently pull to make it look tattered. Drape cloth over candlesticks and mantel; add plastic spiders and leaves.

  2. Step 2

    Top candlesticks with bobeches -- collars that catch drips -- and insert tapers.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2006

Reviews (1)

  • TheMarquise 15 Sep, 2008

    One of my all-time favorite ideas! I've been draping my whole house in cheesecloth and fake spiders each year since this was a feature!