Handmade Christmas Decorations Tea Light Candles

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Now this is probably a bit of a cheat to call handmade really, but unfortunately I didn’t have time to make the Christmas decorations that I had book marked and thought I would make (like these Christmas Baubles or these handmade bon bons).

These tea light candles were very quick and easy to make and they are also a decoration that you can easily change slightly each year to fit in with your Christmas Theme. My theme this year is red, green and silver, so these candles will sit nicely on the window ledge and then on the table for Christmas celebrations.

Handmade Christmas Decorations 3 Tea Light Candles

Materials:

  • Glass tea light candle holders (Mine were procured from that large Swedish establishment for the very reasonable price of 12 for $3.99)
  • Tea light candles (also from large Swedish establishment and cost $3.99 for 100.)
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Double sided tape

Instructions:

  • Cut ribbon to length that will fit around candle holder with a slight overlay.
  • Use double sided tape to a fix ribbon to the tea light holder at the start, approx half way around and then at the end, to join the ribbon.
  • Insert tea light candle and light!
  • Next year, if these colours don’t suit my theme, I can then just remove the ribbon and apply some that will fit in with chosen colours.

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  • Alison November 19, 2009 at 8:59 am

    We love using ribbon to create custom decorations. I make the same candle holders with “Happy Birthday” ribbon for the girls birthday.
    Miss F taught me how to make Christmas trees from magazines – you just fold all the pages diagonally (making a point at the top) then spray paint it what ever colour you like.

  • Katy November 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I love these!! I have been desperate for something that looks great, but doesn’t cost the Earth.

    Do you use the double tape all the way along the ribbon?

    I think you’ve given me a reason to visit Ikea next week!

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