How to Make a Festive Advent Candle

How to make a festive advent candle

Are you interested to learn how to make a festive advent candle? Then keep on reading…

For this project, we will buy a standard candle and then decorate it in a festive manner. These decorations are easy to make and the sky is the limit. Your only limitation is your own imagination.

So, what do we need to get started?

Supplies to Make a Festive Advent Candle

  • 2 sheets of wrapping paper (with different colors or designs)
  • 1 candle
  • 30 cm of jute or twine rope
  • A thin metallic ribbon
  • 2 different sized wooden buttons
  • Red satin ribbon
  • 2 big wooden beads
  • 2 small wooden cube beads
  • 1 sheet of green construction paper

I like to use whatever candle I have available. Any short pillar candle will do, but if you like scented candles, then why not get one of these divine root scented candles from Amazon. They have a wonderfully earthy smell.

Candle Supplies

Tools to Make Your Candle

  • A green Sharpie or any permanent marker
  • A pair of scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Now that you have all the supplies and tools, the fun can start…

Instructions on How to Make a Festive Advent Candle

Firstly we will make the “candle cup” from wrapping paper. Then we will add a red bow, or any color that works with your holiday color scheme. We will then add the leaves, buttons and beads.

Step 1

Cut the wrapping paper into long strips based on the height of the candle that you want to cover. Then cut these strips into 1.5 to 2 inch widths. The width will depend on how big you want the rolls to be.

Cut the wrapping paper

Step 2

Roll up these strips of wrapping papers. Take care to roll them to roughly the same thickness and then hot glue the ends of each roll to secure them into small wrapping sticks.

Glue wrapping paper

Step 3

Use the hot glue gun and stick these wrapping sticks together side-by-side. Now this is where you can get creative with the look of your “cup”. I usually alternately the sticks between the different color or design wrapping paper. Glue enough sticks together for your candle to fit into comfortably but snugly.

Festive Advent Candle

Step 4

Insert the candle into the wrapping stick “cup”.

Add candle

Step 5

Wrap the red satin ribbon around the candle and fold a bow. Trim off the excess ribbon from the bow.

Add a red ribbon

Step 6

Cut four randomly sized holiday leaves from the green construction paper and draw veins onto the leaves with the green Sharpie.

Cut the leafs

Step 7

Place one leaf on top of the other in a V-shape and glue them together. Hot glue the one set of leaves on the back of the left side of the red bow and the other to the right side of the red bow.

Make a festive advent candle

Step 8

Place the smaller wooden button on top of the bigger wooden button. Hot glue the buttons in the middle of the bow.

Advent Candle

Step 9

Insert the beads on the thin jute or twine and wrap it around the body of the Christmas candle. Then tie it tightly around the candle to make sure that the beads won’t fall off.

Add beads to festive advent candle

Done! Now you can display your beautiful advent candle…

In Conclusion

Now that you know how to make a festive advent candle, why not gather all your plain candles and turn them into festive advent candles. Not only are these amazing for your own home, but they are also great as gifts to your loved ones.

So what are you waiting for? Get creative and be amazed on how much you can save on your Christmas decoration. Have fun and enjoy…