Make your own DIY tealight candle holder

Bring some romance to the table with Zoë Patching’s easy and stylish tealight candle holder!

Make this easy tealight candle holder with just some paper, glue and a stapler. This design is so simple, that you can adapt it for any occasion, and you’ll be whipping it up in no time! Just change the paper to suit the occasion how about using standard white printer paper for an easy frosty DIY candle holder?

Short on patterned paper? Take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes. We love these confetti-style papers! For more general card making, let us show you how to make cards.

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You Will Need

  • Card
  • Stapler
  • Glue

Step 1

To make this tealight candle holder, we’re going to start by making some hearts. Each heart is made from two 2.5 x 12.5cm and two 2.5 x 10cm paper strips. Take a short piece and create a loop. Take a long piece and fold around the small loop, as shown.

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Step 2

Repeat step 1 to create the second half of the paper heart. Use a paperclip to hold the base of the heart together, then staple the completed heart to secure.

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Step 3

Add a pretty glitter glue edge to each heart to add a bit of sparkle. Once your paper hearts are complete, simply ‘top and tail’ them around your tealight holder. If you have a similar sized candle to us, we made 14 hearts to complete this project! Join your hearts together in a ring around your tea light, to ensure you get the right size. We recommend using a battery operated safety candle but remember – if you’re using a real candle, keep flames away from paper elements, and never leave lit candles unattended.

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