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Saturday, December 18, 2010


Hello, everyone!  As usual, I hope all's well.

Today, for my design team presentation over at Pam's, I'm sharing this cute and super easy little candle holder:

What you'll need to make this is:

1-  8.50" x 8.50" sheet of vellum ( I was fortunate to find some with the snowflakes already printed on it)
1-  8.50" x 6" sheet of black cardstock
1- battery operated votive candle (you can purchase from any Dollar Store)

Start with vellum and very gently, so as not to tear the vellum, score along the top at 8.50" sides at 2", 4", 6" and 8"; turn paper once to the right and score at 2" all the way down.  What you will essentially have is a 2-4-6-8 box pattern as shown below:

Next, cut along the score marks of each bottom section up to the 2" score line forming your tabs; cut out the 1/2" tab entirely:

Fold along the score marks, glue or use double-sided tape to put your box together: 

Great, now let's make the base.  Do the same scoring with the black sheet of cardstock at 2", 4", 6" and 8" along the 8.50" top, cutting out the tabs and the 1/2" tab:

STOP!!!  Instead of folding it into a box, at this point, we're going to cut out a half circle between the first long panel (I used the bottom of my glue container):

Here's a close up of what your half circle should look like:

Now fold all four (4) of the panels together with the tracing on top but leaving the 1/2" extended, like this:

Okay, now cutting through all 4 sections, cut out the half circle  When you open the paper your pattern will look like this:

Now you can fold and put your box together.  When that's done you'll have this:

Now we're going to glue the bottom of the vellum candle holder to the top of the black cardstock base to get this:

All that's left is to decorate it and drop in your battery operated candle!   It's so east!!!

I used gold tape to cover my seams where the holder and base meet, and for fun I pop-dotted my initial to it.  You can decorate yours any way you like!!!  I preferred mine tall because I'm going to do them in pairs and I thought that would look nice, however, you can adjust yours to be shorter if you'd like.

Soooo, are we ready to see what it looks like all lit up?!!!  Okay...

I hope you like it!!!  As you know, I'm really very busy, so I gotta run!  But...,

I'll be seeing you!


DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this turned out just fabulous, Audrey! Lucky you finding snowflake printed vellum. Great design and I love it tall like this! xxD

Dawn said...

Oh this is fab sweetie! love the battery candle idea. I have so many people that hate to burn candles for fear of forgetting them. This would be perfect for them.
Hope your taking care of yourself sweetie!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

That turned out just gorgeous Audrey. I am glad you could stop and play for just a few minutes. Hoping things are going a little more smoothly for you. hugs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is wonderful. Where and how you come up with these amazing designs and not even a pattern. I couldn't do it! TFS.

Jean said...

I love this Audrey!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, this is awesome. I have wanted to do something like this for a while but have not gotten around to it. Great job on this!!!!! I LOVE IT!

I hope everything is going well for you!

The Cropping Canuck said...


~BridgetL~ said...


I've been in a blogging slump lately and havne't visited my favorite people in a while. Sorry.
Wishing you a fabulous weekend :)

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! so beautiful and so simple! I love the vellum with the preprinted snowflakes!
barb :)

Kingston's Kreations said...

Another elegant and beautiful project! I am going to have to try this! My mom loves things like this. It would make a great gift. Thanks for sharing! :) I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty and create love it

Lori Apgar said...

This is simply elegant Audrey!!! I love it!!!

Love That Bug said...

I love this project.
Thanks for sharing

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such a beautiful candle holder. Your projects are always so crafty. :)

Wishing you and Yours a Very Merry Christmas! :)

lovemypaper said...

Audrey this is so very pretty love it!tfs

Debbie said...

Beautiful Audrey! Love the warm glow of the candle! Happy Holidays!

Brenda said...

oooohhh how pretty!!!!

just2ducky said...

This is a really great idea and I love all the step by step directions. Looks great! Just wanted to stop in and wish you and your hubs a Merry Christmas. Hope Santa brings you lots and lots of treats. :) Hugs, Kristie

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Audrey, I hope all is well:) I love this candle holder!!!! Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial:) Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Staying Crafty said...

This is an AWESOME project! Love it :)

Brens Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. I hope and pray all is good with you and your family. Have a wonderful holiday!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful and stopping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!!