Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tea Light Holder Tutorial

Here's a quick and easy gift to make, perfect for tucking into a stocking or gift bag. The measurements given below are for tea lights ½" to " tall. Any more than that will require adjusting the measurements and scoring.

The nice thing about this project is doesn't involve any candle stamping, since my last attempt at that didn't turn out so well. (It may be a while before I try it again, lol.)

For the base, cut heavy cardstock 4" x 5½" and score at ½" on all sides. On the long sides, cut to scoreline, following the heavy lines as shown below. Crease all scorelines, fold tabs in, and glue or use Sticky Strip.

For the cover, score at 1⅝", 2⅛", 5¼", and 5¾". Crease on scorelines, wrap around base and adhere back flap with Sticky Strip. These can be dressed up so many ways! This one was embossed and punched before fastening the back flap. There is a little acetate "window", held in place with Mini Glue Dots, with a bit of bling in the middle.


  1. Love these!! Thank you for the instructions!!

  2. Love the star window on these. So cute! Thanks for the directions too!

  3. Oh, thank you for the notes and template! This will be a great gift to have on-hand for neighbors!

  4. Very cute! AND thanks for the template!


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