This all began when I left some candles in the garage. No big deal, except I live in Phoenix. By the time I realized it, it was too late and I had some misshapen melted candles. Well now, it doesn't matter, cause I'll just cover it up (don't worry, you can use new candles too, we won't tell).
Most of my furniture will at one point be black, so I opted to go with a contrasting color and chose orange yarn, I wanted to make sure it stood out, choose whichever suits your decor.
First, cut a piece of yarn long enough to wrap around your candle a few times. I have shorter candles, so I have 3-4 wraps on each one, then, put a dab of hot glue on the candle. This will probably melt it slightly, so find something to hold the yarn in place for just a minute. Place the edge of your yarn onto the hot glue and hold while things cool and your candle resolidifies.
After it's solid, wrap the yarn around your candle keeping it fairly close together, until it's as thick as you want, add another dab of glue and glue down the end. Trim off the remaining yarn.
My yarn was very fuzzy, so I gave it a little haircut to rain in the craziness a little.
Lastly, add a couple spiders (any you happen to have on hand), just for a little extra spookiness, and ENJOY! Now go eat some chocolate to reward yourself for all your hard work, you deserve it.
*Disclaimer: These candles are for decoration only, I recommend that you DO NOT burn them, as well, it could cause problems.