Perhaps winter is the least favoured month of all, but I actually like it. I…
As it gets darker earlier in the autumn, I like using candles and tea lights at home. There’s just something comforting and relaxing about small lights and candles on dark autumn afternoons and evenings.
Although I have candle, tea light holders and led lights at home, this autumn I decided to create something on my own. I was looking for something that would definitely give me autumn vibes but is easy enough to make.
I was pleased to find this beautiful tea light holder by Rebecca. She made the templates available on her website, so that’s what I used to create mine.
What you’ll need:
- craft paper
- tissue paper
- printable template
- pair of scissors
- sharp and pointed scissors
- bone folder (optional)
- glue or double-sided tape
- LED tea lights – I used battery operated ones for sustainability
The process is very simple:
I printed off Rebecca’s templates on white carton paper.
First I cut out the candle holder with a pair of standard scissors. For cutting out the leaves I used a small, pointed and sharp pair of scissors as it’s quite tricky to cut out those tiny leaves.
To crease the folding edges, you can use a bone folder. I don’t have one, so I used my standard craft scissors instead.
I cut out two pieces of tissue paper big enough to cover the leaves which I then glued to the inside of the tea light holder. I used craft glue but you can also use a narrow double-sided tape.
I then folded the bottom of the tea light holder as per the numbering and finally glued the sides of together.
The very special autumnal tea light holders are ready. All you need is LED tea lights now and a cosy spot to place them and admire them.
Tip: Use a changeable LED tea light instead of single use ones to be sustainable.