As day turns to night, call on candles to cast an eerie glow throughout your home. When fierce silhouettes are propped above them, spectacular shadows dance across the walls.
Photography: Kate Sears
Source: Halloween 2007, August
Print templates. Trace onto heavyweight black card stock; cut out with a utility knife. Straighten a length of 18-gauge wire, and tape one end to the back of a card-stock creature.
Using pliers, shape the other end of the wire into a circle large enough to loop around the bottom of a candleholder. Bend the wire so the card stock creature is positioned behind the back lip of the glass.
Be sure to use a candleholder that is taller than the candle, in order to keep the flame away from cutout. Adjust distance from wall to create smaller or larger shadows.