No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.


Halloween Hurricane Candleholders

A spooky Halloween scene glows from within; make it using clip art and a few basic materials.


Reduce the design by the following percentages for cylinders smaller than 8 inches:

7.5 inches – 94 percent
7 inches – 87.5 percent
6.5 inches – 81 percent


  • Halloween Hurricanes template
  • Letter-size (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches) printable vellum
  • Color printer
  • Matte-finish transparent tape
  • 6- to 8-inch-tall glass ("hurricane") cylinder
  • Pillar candle


  1. Step 1

    Print clip art on vellum, printing as many copies as you will need to cover the cylinder.

  2. Step 2

    Trim clip art on dotted lines. If using more than one piece of vellum, overlap the design slightly (by about 1/8 inch) and tape pieces together.

  3. Step 3

    Wrap vellum around glass cylinder and tape in place.

  4. Step 4

    Place pillar candle inside cylinder and light.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2011