Christmas, Seasonal Projects

DIY Christmas Advent Candle


Hello! Welcome back! Time to get into the Christmas spirit! And what better way to get started? Can’t find an advent candle you like? Or want to shake up the original? Try this easy DIY to create your own!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tapered candle/stick candle
  • 1 piece of A4 paper
  • 1 piece of white tissue paper (gift wrapping kind)
  • Your printed design
  • A hairdryer

Let’s get started!

Our first step is to create the design that will go onto the candle. I used a word document and typed out all of the numbers. I found some snowflake images to decorate around the text. Make sure you measure the candle and match your design to the right size. If you don’t want to create your own design, you can use mine – Advent Candle Template.


I printed it out first onto paper to check that everything looked alright and fit the candle. Then, I taped a sheet of tissue paper onto paper and put this through the printer and printed my design out onto this. Just make sure that the tissue is laying completely flat otherwise it will tear and jam up the printer!

Once you have printed out your design onto the tissue paper, cut around the numbers and shapes so you’ve got a small border of paper around the edges.


Lay the tissue paper over the candle in the position that you want it in and use the hairdryer to fuse the paper to the candle. I popped some gloves on because it does get very hot! Be careful not to heat the candle too much otherwise it could bend! Heat it just enough that the tissue paper goes transparent and candle wax soaks into it.


Using your fingers smooth over your design, gluing it flat to the candle and set aside to cool completely before using.


I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did. It’s very quick and easy to make and burns just like any other candle! Light the candle each day in December for the run up to Christmas!

And you’re done! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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