Snowflake craft: cute winter votives

Dollar store craft - winter votives

This is Heidi from the blog Hands Occupied. I love making high-impact crafts without having to spend 100 hours laboring to do so.
Laser cut scrapbooking paper is a great supply I like to use to save some time and sanity in my crafting. Since the paper I used is a snowflake design, it came white, but I decided it was in need of a bit of color to showcase is beauty. Read on for how I put this pretty snowflake craft together in about an hour.


  • 1 sheet of lasercut scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • food coloring
  • water
  • small bowl
  • paint brush
  • sponge brush
  • waxed paper
  • glass jar candles (like these)



Lay out your scrapbooking paper on some waxed paper. Mix a few drops of food coloring and some water and paint it onto your paper to dye it.


After the paper has dried, cut the sheet in half. Wrap your paper around one of the candles to see how long your wrap needs to be. There should be enough paper so that it overlaps just a little when held tightly around the candle. My wraps were 6″ tall by 7.5″ wide.


Paint a generous layer of Mod Podge onto the candle jar.


Stick/wrap your paper tightly around the candle. Where there’s paper overlap, add a little Mod Podge to make it stick. While the Mod Podge is still wet, you can carefully slide the paper into place if it needs adjustment to fit snugly on the candle.


Once the wrap is all in place, paint another thick layer of Mod Podge over the top of the wrap. Since the paper I used was a thick cardstock, it took a good amount of Mod Podge to secure. Let dry completely before use.

Snowflake craft - cute winter votives

I used my two wrapped candles to make a nice centerpiece to fill the void in adorable home decor left by the end of the holiday season. I used a decorative pie plate, some batting, and plastic chained beads to accessorize my centerpiece. Easy!

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  1. trish says

    What a cute idea. I’d never thought to dye paper with food coloring before. I’ll have try that out!

  2. Jessi @ Practically Functional says

    Oh wow, those are too cute, I love them! Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello!

  3. Audrey says

    I have a question that isn’t for this project. I personalized plastic tumblers for my bridesmaid with vinyl. I was wondering if I sealing it with mod podge would work. I know mod podge isn’t food safe but it’s only for the outside of the cup. Will the mod podge dry almost invisible or will you be able to see the brush marks?


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