Punches or Cricut machineNOTE: Both punches I used were Martha Stewart but any craft punch would work for this project. The all over punches are perfect for these wraps as you can punch anywhere on the page.
LED Tea Lights
6 inch Candle Sleeves NOTE: These are real wax candle sleeves that your LED tea lights will just slip down into and they come in various sizes. You can also get battery-operated candles in this size.
3 1/2 inch Candle Sleeves
Cardstock in the color of your choice
Double stick tape or spray adhesive
How to Make Wraps for Candles with Punches:
First let's make the version with paper punches. Keep scrolling if you want to use a Cricut machine to make candle wraps. Cut your card stock to the height of your candle sleeve. Then cut it to size with just a slight overlap where it will meet in the back.
On the first version, I used an edge punch down both edges of one wrap. Please note I left a small area on each end to use for the double-stick tape and so the punched piece would not detach.
The second version below uses the all-over punch which is perfect for this project.
I also made a third version that combined the two punches. These designs worked fine being held on the back with double-sided tape. Here they are with the candles turned off.
And with the candles on. I adore how the light comes through these wraps.
Just so you know the LED tea lights look so real inside these wax sleeves. Your guests will never know. You can also find battery-operated candles that are similar to these that are one piece. Either way, I know you will love how these look in your home.
How to Make Cricut Candle Wraps
Don't have any paper punches? If you have a Cricut this project is just as easy! I designed some fall wraps in Cricut Design Space and cut them out of card stock. Just add random leaves to a rectangle shape the size you need for your candles then use the attach function to cut them from the rectangle. I found that due to the way I laid out the designs, the wraps did not look as well with just the double-sided tape. So for these, I used spray adhesive.
Just spray on a generous amount (please spray your paper OUTSIDE as this makes a mess).
Lay your candle on the wrap.
Then just roll to adhere.
Please note that real candles are NOT recommended for this project! You can also purchase battery-operated candles that are one piece for this project.