Making Cardboard Candles For Christmas

Christmas will soon be here! There are many families preparing home decorations and various activities that involve family togetherness. Candles are often synonymous with Christmas, with cardboard candles being a common decoration in homes at Christmas.

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In this post, I will guide you to create a simple craft: making candle decorations from cardstock. This decoration is very cute and will create cheerfulness in your house on Christmas Day.

Supplies For Cardboard Candles

  • Red and white cardstock, or whatever color you have
  • Yellow cardstock (you can also make it from white cardstock colored with yellow)
  • Black cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Cardboard Candle Instructions

First, cut out the red and white cardboard 2 cm wide and the length of your cardstock.

Second, download (Save Image) and print the candle flame pattern below. Make sure to measure the box that says “2 x 2 cm” until it is exactly 2 x 2 cm. If you have difficulty with pattern printing, you can create your own: two candle flame patterns, one bigger than the other.

The bigger flame is for the black cardstock and the smaller one is for white/yellow cardstock.

Candle flame pattern

Third, trace this candle flame pattern onto the black and white/yellow cardstock and cut them out. Fold the section marked with the dotted line. Glue the white/yellow cardstock onto the black cardstock and set aside.

Fourth, take the red cardstock for the candle and fold it according to the instructions in this video and do the same fold on the white cardstock for the candle:


It’s easy, right? With this candle decoration, your home has become more cheerful and ready for Christmas!




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