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Christmas Craft: Paper Candle Ornament

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in Arts and Crafts,Christmas Ideas,kid crafts


Here’s one last craft for you this Christmas.  We just made some of these a few days ago, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite handmade ornaments.  It’s so simple and it really looks good on the tree!

Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament

Supplies (per candle):

  • 3×5 white index card
  • white paper muffin cup
  • yellow tissue paper cut in (2) 2×6 inch strips (approximately) – orange tissue paper will work too but I like yellow better
  • clothespin
  • glue
  • tape

-Roll index card up width-wise.  Tape closed.  Not too loose but not too tight.  It should be about the width of a tapered candle.

-Double over a piece of tape and put it in the bottom of the muffin cup.  Stick rolled index card in.  Secure to the muffin cup with another small piece of tape on each side of the candle.  Stick it to the side of the candle at the bottom with a little hanging over to press down to the bottom of the muffin cup.  Make sense?

-Take one strip of the tissue paper and poke it down the rolled index card.  This is just “filler” it won’t be seen.  Don’t cram it down too hard.  But get it all the way in there.

-Poke your next strip down leaving a little peeking out of the top.  You can tweak it a little bit to get it have the look of a “point” like a flame but I found most did it naturally.

-Glue the bottom of the muffin cup to the top side of a clothespin (the “gripping” end).

-Clip to the branches of the Christmas Tree!

Merry Christmas!

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1 kelli becton December 10, 2015 at 10:56 am

Featuring your ornament this week on Frugal Mommas Friday link up – thanks!


2 Lisa December 11, 2015 at 12:15 am

This is such a beautiful craft! I love how it seems to illuminate do the lights on the tree. I was wondering could you paint the clothespin green first if you want it to blend in with the tree or even a silver/gold?

Will this work with different color variations for the taper candle (instead of white perhaps a gold or another hue?)



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