I loved making this simple DIY Christmas Eve candle for the mantle. Not only did my friend’s kiddo love it, but it lit Santa’s way for them!
DIY Christmas Eve Candle
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making gifts for friends. And the special request I got from a friend’s kiddo this year was so precious, I had to figure out how to make it. All she wanted was for Santa to come to their house, but because they’d moved, she wasn’t sure he’d be able to find them. I helped her out by making this easy DIY Christmas Eve candle.
Sure to light Santa’s way whether you’ve moved or you are visiting family for the holiday, this candle will make sure he finds your stockings. If you’re ready to make a fun Christmas craft, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Christmas Candle
- Click here to get the printable for the text in the center of the candle. The cool thing about this template is that it’s EDITABLE! You can modify it to add your name in the lower section and make this candle a personalized gift.
- Be sure to use wax paper, not parchment paper, to hold the candle. You want something that the candle won’t melt to – and wax paper is the answer.
- Remember to let your candle recipients know that you need to remove ribbon before lighting the candle. You wouldn’t want any of that to catch fire on Christmas Eve.
How Do I Make this DIY Christmas Eve Candle?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Plain white tissue paper
- 1 Sheet copy paper
- Wax paper
- Small white wax pillar candle (exposed wax, not in glass)
- Twine or ribbon
- Printable text
- Blow dryer
- Scotch tape
- Oven mitt to protect hand
- Place a 10-inch by 6-inch piece of tissue paper, shiny side down, into the center of your piece of paper. Tape all of the edges and corners of the tissue paper down, making sure the tissue paper is snug to the paper.
- Place the paper into your printer, download the printable text and edit it to personalize, the send the image to print.
- Remove the printed paper from your printer and take the tissue paper off the copy paper.
- Trim the tissue paper down to just barely outside the text design, taking care to not cut off any of the design.
- Place the trimmed tissue paper design onto the front of your candle, with the text facing away from the candle so you can read it.
- Wrap a piece of wax paper around the candle and tissue paper, to hold the tissue paper in place. Leave a bit of wax paper balled up in the back of the candle so you can use it like a handle to hold the candle.
- Protecting your hand with an oven mitt while holding the tissue paper and wax paper tightly against the candle, use your blow dryer to gently heat the surface of the candle and the tissue paper, joining them.
- Move the blow dryer back and forth, in about 20-30 seconds, you should see some bubbles, indicating that the tissue paper and wax have melted to join.
- Gently remove the wax paper and discard.
- Wrap twine or ribbon on the top and bottom of your candle and enjoy!
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More Easy Christmas Crafts You Might Like
- DIY Decoupaged Coasters – I love how easy it is to make these coasters. They’re the perfect gift and you can make a ton of them super fast!
- Scandinavian Christmas Trees – One of my favorite DIY’s this year was making a whole little forest of DIY trees and these were just the funnest.
- Easy Scandinavian Christmas Gnome Pattern – As the most ultimately cool Christmas DIYs, these gnomes are both super cute and super festive!
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