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Christmas Candles

Today I’m sharing our super cute Christmas Candles we made for parent gifts this year. After almost 13 years of making crafts, gifts and art with young children, I’ve still never made candle holders with tissue paper on glass. I’m not sure what I was afraid of, it’s so easy! Easier than most projects I’ve attempted with kids.Christmas Candles

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Christmas Candles

Christmas Candles


  • glass jar
  • paintbrush
  • tissue paper
  • Modge Podge
  • battery operated candle


  1. Use a paintbrush to brush on Modge Podge.
  2. Stick on pieces of tissue paper.
  3. Cover all of the tissue paper with Modge Podge.
  4. Allow to dry.
  5. Fill with filler or candy if desired.
  6. Add battery operated candle.

I bought my candle jars at Hobby Lobby (about $1.50 on sale). The Santa battery operated candles are from the Dollar Tree.

When I introduce a project, I usually demonstrate how to do it and what my expectations are. I suggested we didn’t put glue around the rim or the cover might get glued on or not work right. I said it was fine to put glue and paper on the bottom of the jar, but not inside. Everyone agreed on those points and got right to work.

Some of the kids did theirs entirely on their own. Others were ready for me to brush on the last coat of Modge Podge.

Lovely Christmas candles!

Christmas Candles

Next week will paint a paper gift bag to put it in along with the Rustic Wood Slice Fingerprint Wreath ornaments we made.

Christmas Candles

The 2-4 year olds are so excited to give their surprises to mom and dads next week!

Christmas Candles