Christmas candle card

Let’s get cozy with this Christmas candle card. Candles are a great way to make your home feel warmer, especially during Christmas time.

Candles can be part of a Christmas decoration piece, for example a Christmas candle ornament. It consists of pretty Christmas plants (such as holly, ivy and pine) and a candle. You can put it on a table and light the candle when you’re having dinner for example. How nice is that? 😀

However I love card making a lot, when it comes down to creating a card multiple times, I believe it should be practical yet of course still creative. You will be able to create this Christmas card in 10 minutes.

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Craft supplies

  • Craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fineliner
  • Red gel pen / red glitter glue (optional)
  • Light green pencil
  • Orange pencil
  • Scissors
  • Graphic ruler
  • Double sided-adhesive tape
  • Glue — Pritt stick glue
  • Hole punch (or a similar tool)
  • 3D foam pads
  • Blank red greeting card
  • Sheet of black paper
  • Sheet of cream paper
  • Sheet of green paper
  • Sheet of red paper
  • Sheet of white paper
  • Sheet of yellow paper


Instructions – step by step

Video tutorial

In this video tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Christmas candle card.

Christmas candle card tutorial | DIY - Christmas greeting card

Photo tutorial

In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Christmas candle card.

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Step 1: Cut out a candle from cream paper with a craft knife and graphic ruler. The dimensions for the candle are 1,7 cm x 6,5 cm (0.67 x 2.56 inch). Adding round corners to the top side will make the candle look less static. You can use a scissors for this.

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Step 2: Then cut out a candle wick from black paper. The top should be slightly narrower. You can cut it like a triangle.

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Step 3: Take a sheet of yellow paper and cut out a flame shape. Then use an orange pencil to color the inner area of the flame.

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Step 4: Glue the candle, wick and flame together. Now you’ve easily created a candle.

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Step 5: Now it’s time to work on the holly leaves. First fold a small part of a sheet of white paper. Draw a half holly leaf shape. When you’re happy with the result, you can cut it out with a scissors.

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Step 6: Then put the shape on a sheet of green paper. Trace the shape twice with a pencil and cut it out with a scissors or craft knife.

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Step 7: Draw leaf veins with a light green colored pencil onto the two green leaves.

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Step 8: Fold each leaf twice diagonally, to make it look more real.

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Step 9: Attach the leaves to each other with glue. This will allow you to adjust the leaves a bit before the glue is completely dry.

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Step 10: Then attach the candle and holly leaves to each other by using double-sided adhesive tape.

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Step 11: Take a sheet of red paper and a hole punch (or a similar tool which has the same purpose). Make a few holes in the red paper. Open the hole punch and pick the three most pretty rounds. You might need to flatten them a bit with your fingers.

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Step 12: Glue these rounds on top of the holly leaves, somewhere in the middle.

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Step 13: Draw a small dot with a pen or fine liner on each berry to make it look more real.

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Step 14: Eventually, you can add some glitter for that real Christmas feeling. I use a gel pen, but of course you can also use glitter glue.

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Step 15: Add 3D foam pads on the backside of the Christmas papercraft

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Step 16: Then take a red card and stick the Christmas papercraft to the card front. Your card is ready now!

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