How to make a house tealight holder

These house tealight holders are a fun way to add a touch of winter magic and are easy to make with our free templates.

Halloween and Christmas house tealight holders

These house tealight holders are sure to be your family’s next handmade heirloom. Decorated in seasonal style, one for Halloween and one for Christmas, they make a perfect addition to your seasonal traditions and can be used year after year.

Don’t worry if it looks too tricky, just download our free template for a quick and easy, yet super cute and fun paper craft project. All you need to do is choose papers that suit the occasion – we’ve gone for a spooky black and festive red and white combo – then decorate with seasonal embellishments such as cobwebs, spiders and delicate snowflakes. Don’t have any patterned paper and don’t want to venture out to the shops? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at our library of patterned papers – all free to download today!

These houses look great during the day but they’re even prettier at night, with their warm glow of light that’s perfect for your cosy night in!

Or, if you want to display you houses all year round, choose non-seasonal papers such as a timeless floral pattern.


You Will Need

  • White card
  • Patterned paper
  • Stamps
  • Dies
  • Die-cutting machine

Step 1

How to make a house tealight holder - step 1
Using the free template, cut out the house, tealight shelf, roof and windows. Stick vellum to the back of the windows – when the light shines through, the vellum will create a warm glow. Score the fold lines on the reverse and fold. Add details with a gel pen – we have added dotted lines around the doors and window.

Step 2

Make a Christmas house tealight holder
Add strips of double-sided tape along each fold flap except for the back of the house. Start to assemble the house by sticking the sides of the house to the base, followed by the roof.

Step 3

Make a Christmas house tealight holder
Cut out the shelf from the template and attach the shelf close to the roof, just above the window with double-sided tape. Slot the tealight into the hole upside down, so that the light will shine through the cut-out windows. Secure the separate roof and attach die-cut details. Pop your house tealight holder onto a shelf, or even turned outwards on a windowsill so that your neighbours (or postie!) can admire it!
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