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DIY Christmas Candle Holder

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This adorable Candle Holder project is one of my favorite Christmas crafts since it is easy and quick. In addition, we like to herald in the Christmas season with an Advent Wreath complete with candles. 

However, I wanted to make a modern advent wreath, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the traditional ones, but why not make my own?

Christmas Candle holders sitting on wood slices on the table

DIY Christmas Candle Holder

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How to Make Christmas Candle Holders

These frosted Christmas Candleholders turned out perfect for our Modern Advent Wreath. We will be enjoying these pretty frosted candles all winter. 

DIY Christmas Candle Holder Supplies

Supplies to make DIY Candle holders on a table

Candleholder supplies

Applying Mod Podge to Jars

While the Mod Podge was still wet, I sprinkled Epson Salt over the jar.

Painting Mod Podge on jar

Applying Mod Podge


Vinyl Star Decal

To add a little fun to my one jar, I decided to cut out a vinyl star with my Cricut Maker and apply it to the jar before painting on the Mod Podge.

Next, I brushed on the Mod Podge and then sprinkled Epsom salt over the wet Pod Modge.

Painting Mod Podge over a jar with a vinyl star decal

Christmas Candle Holder Jar with star decal

Frosting the Candle Holder with a Christmas Star

While the Mod Podge was still wet, I brushed on the Mod Podge and then sprinkled Epsom salt over the wet Pod Modge.

Sprinkling epsom salt over the jar with wet Mod Podge

Sprinkling on Epsom Salt

Star Decal Removal

 I removed the vinyl star before the Mod Podge dried; as a result, it was easy to remove.  The area where the star was is a clear glass area in the shape of a star. 

Peeling the star decal off the jar

Remove Star Decal

Decorating Christmas Candle Holder Jars

I decorated these jars for Christmas; however, I will use them all winter by removing the number tags. 


Also, I used a chalk marker and added 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the tags for each week in Advent. I did not want the tags to be attached permanently; therefore, I tied them on easily removable.

Jars, number tags, bakers twine and green leaves on the brown piece of paper

Supplies to decorate Christmas Candle Holder Jars

Baker’s Twine 

I tied black and white baker’s twine and round the rim of the jars and then attached the number tag.

I used some red and white ribbon on the small jars, so they look like candy canes since it coordinated with my Christmas tree and Christmas Decorations 🎄.


Adding glue to the top of jar

Add Bakers Twine


Next, I used hot glue to attach a wee bit of greenery to the front side of the jars.

Attaching a small piece of green mini leaves to the top of the jar

Add Green leaves

Then I tied bakers twine and tags on the jars for Advent. However, you can easily change the tags for any holiday or season. Finally, I added scented tea lights.

Trimming off the long ends of the bakers twine on the finished Jar Christmas Candles

Trim Bakers Twine

These almond butter jars are part of my Advent Wreath display. I used three slices from a fallen tree and re-cycle jars to add “snow,” greenery, baker’s twine, number tags, and tea lights—the star cutout in the area that had the vinyl start.

Finished Christmas Candle Holder with the star and a lit tea light on a table

Christmas Candle Holder Table Decoration


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Marie - Interior Frugalista

Saturday 21st of August 2021

Your frosted Christmas candle holders are so pretty, Kippi! I'm definitely making some to line up on a table riser for my dining room table this holiday season.


Tuesday 17th of August 2021

I’m excited for Christmas! These are beautiful and look so fun to make


Monday 16th of August 2021

What a pretty DIY! And you make it look so easy!! Pinned of rlater.

Karins Kottage

Monday 16th of August 2021

These jars are so awesome! I can’t wait to try this out!



Monday 16th of August 2021

Beautiful Advent wreath! Love that the project repurposes jars too.

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