DIY Candle Holder with Cricut | Christmas Flameless Votive Craft

Created on:

November 16, 2023

Updated on:

February 8, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

Embracing the Spirit of the Season with a DIY Flameless Candle Holder

The holiday season has always been a time of warmth, joy, and the spirit of giving. This year, as I prepared to deck the halls for Christmas, I found myself inspired by the timeless elegance of Holly. The vibrant green leaves and festive red berries sparked an idea: I wanted to create something truly special, a centerpiece that would capture the essence of the season and become a focal point for holiday gatherings.

As I envisioned the perfect holiday centerpiece, I considered the cozy glow of candlelight, a symbol of comfort and togetherness. However, with safety in mind, I opted for a flameless alternative. This decision led me to embark on a creative journey to craft a stunning DIY Flameless Candle Holder made entirely of cardstock.

Why Cardstock?

Cardstock, with its versatility and array of colors, provided the ideal canvas for bringing my festive vision to life. The flameless aspect not only ensured safety but also opened the door to endless customization possibilities. The ability to tailor the color palette and size of the candle holder made it the perfect addition to my holiday decor.

As I delved into this project, I realized the potential for a series of designs, each capturing the essence of different seasons and occasions. This DIY Flameless Candle Holder is just the first chapter in what promises to be a series of creative and customizable projects. Whether you're crafting for Christmas, birthdays, or simply to add a touch of warmth to your home, this tutorial is the starting point for a journey of crafting and creativity.

Join me as we delve into the step-by-step process of crafting a festive and customizable DIY Flameless Candle Holder that will grace your table with holiday cheer. The beauty of this project lies not only in its visual appeal but also in the joy of making it your own.

Let's dive into the world of crafting and create a centerpiece that not only illuminates your space but also becomes a cherished part of your holiday traditions.

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Materials and Tools Needed

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  • A Cricut machine or similar - I am using my maker and a 12x12 mat to cut everything out
  • 12 x 12 cardstock or adjust your sizing! I am using Bazzil 80 lb cardstock in two tones of green plus red, but I always love to leave colors up to you.
  • Craft glue - I am using Bearly Arts
  • A bone tool - optional for folding
  • Tweezers - optional for helping place small pieces or you can use a QuikStik

Download the Free Candle Holder SVG File

Begin by downloading the free SVG file provided under the community SVG file site (towards the bottom). You can learn how to download here for desktop and here for iPad/iPhone. Please remember to sign up for my newsletter below to grab the password to the vault.

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Cricut Design Space Set Up

You can resize as needed. For width size go based off the hexagon, this will give you the best idea. You can size to the need of your flamless candle. I made one about 3-4 inches and one closer to 2 inches but whatever you have is what you want to base this off of.

Next, ungroup and change the lines to score lines and reattach to the hexagon base with the paperclip.

Finally, change any colors (I did one in pink, white, and gold too) and then cut according to your favorite settings.

Assembly of the DIY Candle Holder

Step One: Create the inside Hexagon

You will fold on all the score lines to create nice creases.

Next, glue the side flap together and then attach the bottom hexagon. For this project I put the flaps on the bottom but you can glue them either way.

Step Two: Wrap the Circle

You can wrap the circular piece on the outside or wrap it and then place the hexagon inside. You will glue the flap around, there is no crease here to keep it smooth. It should fit snug around the hexagon piece.

Step Three: Glue on the Holly Berries

Fold all your holly leaves out and start gluing on the berries. Three per set of leaves.

Step Four: Place FLAMELESS Votive Candle Inside

Make sure the candle is flameless, putting an actual flamed candle is a fire hazard. You can secure it with double sided tape if you dont want any sliding.

Illuminating Memories with Your DIY Flameless Candle Holder

As we bring our creative journey to a close, your DIY Flameless Candle Holder stands not just as a beautiful centerpiece but as a testament to the joy of crafting and the spirit of the season. The warmth and elegance it exudes are not just from the flickering flameless candle within but from the love and creativity infused into each step.

Reflecting on the Crafting Process:

The assembly of this candle holder has been a delightful experience, hasn't it? Folding the inside hexagon to create defined creases, wrapping the circular piece with precision, and adding the finishing touch with the holly berries—all these steps contribute to the creation of a festive masterpiece. The flexibility to choose how to assemble, whether placing the flaps on the top or bottom, allows for personalization and adds to the charm of the project.

Safety First:

A crucial reminder echoes through the crafting process: safety comes first. The flameless candle, nestled within the heart of your creation, brings a gentle glow without the worry of an open flame. As you place the flameless votive inside, it's a symbolic gesture of not just illuminating your space but doing so responsibly, without compromising safety.

Endless Customization:

One of the highlights of this project is its customizable nature. The ability to choose colors, sizes, and even the orientation of the flaps opens the door to a myriad of creative possibilities. Your DIY Flameless Candle Holder is not just a holiday masterpiece; it's a canvas for your imagination, a starting point for future crafting adventures.

Inviting Creativity into Your Home:

As this candle holder finds its place on your table, envision the laughter and joy it will witness during holiday gatherings. It's more than a decoration; it's a symbol of creativity and the warmth of the season. The holly berries, carefully affixed to the holder, serve as a reminder that every detail, no matter how small, contributes to the overall beauty of the finished piece.

Share Your Creations:

I'm excited to see the unique touches you've added to your DIY Flameless Candle Holder. Share your creations on social media using our designated hashtag [#DIYFestiveCandle], and let's create a community of crafters celebrating creativity and the joy of handmade decor.

In crafting this candle holder, you've not only adorned your home with a beautiful piece but also infused it with the spirit of the season. Thank you for joining me on this creative journey. May your holidays be filled with warmth, laughter, and the glow of your handmade masterpiece. Happy crafting!

Stay Crafty!

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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