Make this adorable winter village candleholder for your holiday mantel!
This year for Christmas, I am all about quick and easy projects. And apparently candleholders since I made one last week too, ha! But really, I want things that are easy, fast and turn out cute without a lot of swearing. Bonus points if I can be lazy and leave it up after the holiday and it works for winter. And this one totally fits the bill. Plus it entertained O for a good 15 minutes because he loooooves to watch my Silhouette machine cut. Go figure. Here’s how I made it!
DIY Winter Village Candleholder
Straight sided glass vase or candleholder (check out the dollar store) it can be square or round as long as the sides are straight up and down, not tapered at all.
White Adhesive Vinyl(non-permanent)
Silhouette Cameo or other similar craft cutting machine.
1. I actually bought a cute little candleholder for this project over the summer when I happened to be at the dollar store. And then, because I was pregnant and clumsy, I promptly came home and dropped it on the tile kitchen floor. Luckily it was still in the bag which made cleanup a piece of cake! Silver lining? Anyway, then I bought another one at the craft store when I had a good coupon. And like I said, it should have straight up and down sides, no tapering. That will make this project much much harder. 2. I bought a cute little winter village scene from the Silhouette store, again because the name of the game here was quick and easy. I thought about drawing my own but I don’t have that kind of time. It was worth 99 cents to me. I measured my glass vase and then adjusted the drawing file to fit. 3. Once the file was cut from my vinyl, I started removing the negative space. I know they sell a fancy tool to do this but I just use the tip of an exacto knife to get the tiny little pieces. 4. To transfer the design, I always use cheap clear contact paper from the dollar store instead of the expensive name brand transfer tape. It works just fine. Lay it down over your design, rub it all over and then slowly peel it up, it should bring the design with it. 5. Carefully line up the design on your candleholder and smooth it down all the way around. Rub all over, paying careful attention to edges and points and then gently peel off the contact paper. And that’s it! Add a candle, real or battery operated, and you’re good to go!
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