Shine on through the long winter nights with my northern lights-inspired DIY candle wraps!
I designed this unique DIY candle wraps craft for the Astrobrights.com website using the Astrobrights Spectrum pack (my favorite!) plus their shimmery metallic White Gold™ paper. Thanks to Astrobrights for sponsoring this simple winter craft idea!
A unique winter craft idea inspired by the northern lights
The northern lights, AKA aurora borealis, are naturally-occuring celestial lights most clearly seen during long winter arctic nights near the North Pole (source: Space.com). Imagine seeing bright greens, blues, and purples slowly swirling in the sky! So inspired by the aurora borealis, I designed an easy winter craft for you featuring Vulcan Green™, Blast-Off Blue™, Lunar Blue™, Gravity Grape™, Eclipse Black™, and the shimmery metallic White Gold™ for stars. I like this winter craft idea because you can use it through the entire winter season, which is great for me because I’ve been missing winter Christmas lights for sure.
A simple DIY candle wraps craft to bring hygge into your home
To make my northern lights flameless candle wraps: Gather some LED flameless pillar candles in various heights. These battery-operated pillar candles are easy to find at local retailers and dollar stores. Print my free printable candle wraps templates onto Astrobrights paper. Wrap your flameless candles, add optional paper stars, turn on the battery-operated candles, and enjoy the hygge!
Seeing the real aurora borealis in person is on my bucket list. Until then, I’ll light up my living room with my northern lights-inspired candles.
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Supplies for making my DIY candle wraps craft for winter inspired by the northern lights
- Kathy’s candle wraps printable template – Get my free printable at Astrobrights.com
- Astrobrights Spectrum cardstock paper pack – Vulcan Green™, Blast-Off Blue™, Lunar Blue™, Gravity Grape™ and Eclipse Black™ from the
- Astrobrights metallic White Gold™ cardstock for stars
- Assorted battery-operated, flameless LED pillar candles (candles must be battery-operated for safety; do not use regular wax candles for this craft)
- Glue stick
- Washi tape
- ⅛” hole punch
- Scissors (optional: craft knife and self-healing cutting mat or paper cutting machine)
How to wrap a candle with the northern lights
Step 1: Measure your flameless LED candles – don’t use regular wax candles for this winter craft idea
Measure the circumference and height of your battery-operated, flameless LED candle pillars. Mine were 7” around with varying heights (I left about 1-½” of exposed candle at the tops of my candle wraps). Again, don’t use regular wax candles for this craft; only use battery-operated pillar candles.
Step 2: Print and cut my free printable candle wraps template
Download my printable candle wraps template at Astrobrights.com. Print the rectangular wraps that match your flameless pillar candle sizes onto Blast-Off Blue™ paper and cut out. NOTE: If you have a different pillar size then just cut your own rectangle to match the circumference of your candle (the rectangle’s width) by the height you’d like the wrap to be (the rectangle’s height).
Step 3: Add northern lights in colorful paper to your winter candle wraps
Print my templates for northern lights and tree silhouettes templates onto Vulcan Green™, Lunar Blue™, Gravity Grape™, and Eclipse Black™ paper. You can use my templates or just cut your own swirls pattern to create your own aurora borealis. Glue the northern lights and tree silhouettes to the candle wraps using a glue stick. Let dry fully.
Step 4: Trim any paper overhang on your candle wraps
I think it’s easier to glue on the northern lights first and then trim it later like this. Much easier to get things to line up the way you’d like it to be.
Step 5: Tape removable candle wraps around your battery-operated candles
Wrap the candle wraps around your LED pillars and secure with washi tape to make them easy to remove when winter’s over. Add shimmery paper stars using a ⅛” hole punch and metallic White Gold™ cardstock.
Step 6: Enjoy your new hygge candles winter craft!
Group your new DIY hygge candles together to show off your Northern Lights crafting. Turn on your LED pillar candles often to warm up dark winter nights!
Pin my Northern Lights candle wraps craft for winter
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