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Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Light Holder

Hi there and welcome back to our Dollar Store Divas post.  There are six of us today showing you what we came up with for some fun, Halloween Dollar store crafts.  Everyone loves dollar store crafts and they are getting more and more popular.  So, today I am showing off my dollar store pumpkin tea light holder.  They are easy and cheap!

To see more fall Dollar Store decor head over to this round up post of only Dollar Store craftiness!   Fall Dollar Tree Craft Ideas

Or visit my Dollar Tree crafts and gifts page for a list of all seasons!

Every time I jump on You Tube my screen is filled with dollar store craft videos.  I love them.  It is fun to see what people come up with from dollar store items and sometimes these creative people just blow my mind.

Our group hopes to impress you with our creative projects as well!  After you are done reading my post be sure to visit the other five blogs and check out what they made too.  I am sure you will get some great ideas for your own Halloween crafts.

Close up of the finished pumpkin tea light with a spooky halloween village piece behind it.

Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Light Holder

If you like to read the post and see the step-by-step written tutorial with pictures please keep reading but if you are a video person then click on the video below to see the step-by-step in action!

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Step 1: Clean the glass jars and remove the labels

The jars need to be clean for the paint to adhere well.  Remove the handle and unscrew the rim and remove the tea light holder.  Wash them with soap and water and remove any sticky labels on the bottom.  I hate those labels.  Just once I would love one to come off cleanly.

Glass tea light with black rim and tea light holder

The label did not come off easily but I did manage to get it done.

The bottom of the glass jar with the store sticker removed.

Step 2: Paint the glass jars

Rustoleum Paprika spray paint is my color of choice for this project.  I just love it.  It looks just like fall and Halloween to me.

I opted not to paint the rim part and the handle because I thought the orange and black were perfect for Halloween but could also be used for fall decor as well.

Glass tea light holder painted orange.

Step 3: Sand the raised ridges on the glass jar

Use a sanding block to sand all of the raised edges.  You can sand as much or as little you want.  This will create a great look for the tea lights to shine through.

Sanding the ridges of the painted glass jar.
Glass jar painted, sanded and ready to put together.

I think it turned out really cute.

Step 4: Finishing up

Once you are happy with the sanding, screw the lid and tea light holder back on and replace the handle if you want to.  Then add the tea lights.

Dollar store package of tea lights
Open tea light ready to be placed into the glass pumpkin jar
The pumpkin tea light holder with the tea light inside.

They just look so cute.  Especially with my new Halloween village set.

Finished orange glass pumpkin tea light

It is obviously not to scale with the Halloween village but I still like them together.

Finished orange pumpkin tea lights with black spooky netting.

What do you guys think?

For such an easy and budget friendly (cheap) project they are super cute and I think they resemble a pumpkin.  Don’t you?

If you like this post you will probably like to see how I transformed some bright orange Dollar Tree foam pumpkins!  Pumpkin Transformation!

Materials Used

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Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Light Holder

Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Light Holder

These pumpkin shape glass tea light holders are perfect for painting and displaying during Halloween and/or fall! They are easy and super budget friendly! And they are available at the dollar store!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • sanding block


  1. Wash and remove stickers from glass jars
  2. Spray paint the jars using the orange spray paint. Let dry completely.
  3. Use the sanding block to remove paint from the ridges of the jar.
  4. Screw the top/tea light holder back in place.
  5. Add the tea light.
  6. Enjoy!

Here are more creative Dollar Store Halloween projects by my friends and co-hosts for this month’s Dollar Store blog hop:

Dollar Store Divas

Because we all love crafting, we’ll be back the 3rd Friday of the month with a themed Dollar Store blog hop.

dollar store graphic

Click the links below to see the other fall inspired DIY’s for amazing fall Dollar Store DIY’s!

Michelle from Our Crafty Mom – Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Store Chalkboard Pumpkins

Beverly from Across The Boulevard – Halloween Skeleton Candy Tray Using Dollar Store Items

Michelle from Michelle James Designs – Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Lights

Heather from Daily DIY Life – Dollar Tree Skeleton

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications –  Silly Spider Web Halloween Wreath

Toni from Girl, Just DIY – Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Michelle James

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

This is really cool Michelle! I love the color too! Very festive and fun!


Thursday 26th of September 2019

Thank you Michelle. I happened to have this color of spray paint just hanging out in the garage! I thought it was perfect.


Saturday 21st of September 2019

How cute! I love the new look of the tea light holders. That color of paint is great for Halloween and fall.


Monday 23rd of September 2019

Thanks Beverly! I love the color too. They are perfect for the entire season.

Nancy Lou

Saturday 21st of September 2019

You could leave these out all fall, not just Halloween. Very versatile and adorable!


Monday 23rd of September 2019

I agree Nancy. Thanks so much I really like them a lot and they were so easy.


Friday 20th of September 2019

Love these little tea light holders! They are the perfect pumpkins for Halloween and fall. They look great.


Friday 20th of September 2019

Thank you Heather. They were easy and cheap! My favorite kind of craft.

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