We’ve started our countdown to Christmas here at Hallmark, and since we are still fairly far away from Christmas, this is a perfect DIY to do as a recycling project because you will need some time to gather your materials needed. It’s SUPER simple…just save up those old toilet paper roll tubes, the paper towel tubes, and even wrapping paper tubes! Then add a little hot glue and some creativity, and you have yourself a beautiful Christmas candle display for the holidays. If you add in some greenery around the bottom, it would make a beautiful centerpiece…but that part is up to you! You can arrange your “candles” for any space that you have – including the fireplace mantle.
You Will Need:
- Toilet paper roll tubes
- Paper towel roll tubes
- Mailing tubes
- Hot glue gun and LOTS of hot glue sticks
- White card stock
- Spray paint
- Mod podge or Elmer’s glue
- Masking tape
- Battery-operated tea lights
- Greenery for the base, wire cutter if you want to cut the greenery, ribbon, or any accessory of your choice.
1. Cut the paper tubes in various sizes. I cut the tubes in the following lengths:
Mailing tubes at 11”
Mailing tube at 9”
Paper towel tubes at 8”
Toilet paper tubes at their standard height (4.5”)
Toilet paper tubes at 2.5”
2. Cover the tubes in white or cream cardstock with tape.
3. Take your masking tape to create a little valley for the tea light to sit in. That part can be a
bit messy since we will cover it up with glue.
4. Using a large hot glue gun, create the look of melted wax. You can do this over and over
again until it looks like a lot melted candles.
5. Using spray paint, paint each individual candle. This may take a few coats. Make sure that
you paint over all of the glue. Set aside to dry.
6. Using glue or mod podge, add a coat to each candle.
7. While it’s still wet, add glitter to each candle (Optional)
8. Arrange the candles together in a configuration that you like. You can keep them separate,
or glue them together.
9. To make the candle match the tea light, wrap the wick of your tea light in tape & spray paint
it with the color you used for the candle
10. Add the tea lights to the top of each candle.
11. Turn on the battery operated light, add some greenery and enjoy your Christmas candle
1. You can cut the paper towel rolls at 8” and use the other side for the 3 smaller tubes at 2.5”.
2. You don’t have to use the card stock to cover the candles, but it does hide the lines of the
tubes. If you don’t mind the lines, you can skip a step. If you do use card stock, you can use
double sided tape to hide the tape.
3. When you arrange them into order, you can leave them separate or attach them together with glue.
You can create your own faux candle centrepiece all by shopping with Amazon online … I didn’t even have to leave the house.If you missed the episode or want to see it in action then check it out here. Tell us what you think in the comments below and remember we want to see your Festive Holiday DIY’s on Instagram so follow @PaigeHemmis #PaigeDIY