easy christmas gift idea

is it too early to start thinking about christmas gifts? NO!! if you’re planning to do handmade christmas gifts this year, check out this cheap, easy gift idea to get your gift giving ideas rolling.

this is so simple! this is just a 6″ red pillar candle decorated with a Be Splendid snowflake die cut from Lifestyle Crafts NEWEST line, wrapped in cellophane, and topped off with a scrap piece of green fabric. all i need to add is a gift tag!

To Make a Snowflake Candle

supplies: snowflake die cut from Lifestyle Crafts, white cardstock, 6″ red pillar candle, hair dyer OR heat embossing tool

1. cut your cardstock using the snowflake die cut

2. using your hair dryer or embossing tool, blow hot air on your candle until the wax softens.

3. quickly press the die cut snowflakes into place with your fingers. *be careful not to burn yourself!*

4. repeat until paper snowflakes are all the way around the candle. cut off excess length, as needed.

5. wrap candle in tissue, cellophane, or paper. attached ribbon or a scrap strip of fabric along with a gift tag.

and there you have a GREAT little gift for Teachers, Neighbors, Friends, your Mailman, etc! easy and inexpensive!

DISCOUNT ALERT: get 20% off your entire purchase at Lifestyle crafts using promo code: CRAFT {i know you can remember that one!}

let’s chat!

***have you started making christmas gifts yet? if so, what have you made? if not, what are you going to make?***

disclosure: i received free product from Lifestyle Crafts.

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    So far I have some mermaid dolls made, a mug rug, heart shaped potholder… I plan on making my husband a large bean bag chair out of hideous cameo fabric he loves. and I am trying to find a few more ideas… I am wanting to do a handmade holidays theme for Christmas’s now that we have a daughter (who will be 1.5yrs about Christmas time). I’m hoping this will help her feel like she can participate in holidays as she gets older, memory making with crafting together and appreciate the thought that goes into gift giving vs. just the getting of gifts. Trying to make Christmas memorable not solely materialistic. So many things to think about with starting our own traditions when you have a child!

  2. 2

    I usually don’t *make* anything except cookies, which get shipped to Florida right before Christmas vacation. It’s always fun, a little hectic, and WAY too sugary!

  3. 3

    Very cute and simple. I am getting a cricut machine, and can’t wait to use it for things like this!

  4. 4

    I am already thinking about Christmas and I am always looking for ideas for my sons teachers and such. This is such a great idea and I may give it a try this year. Thank you for the post.

  5. 5

    Hi Linda-

    Love a cute simple Chirstmas gift.

    Thank you sooooo very much for voting for me and my craft nook, it means so very much. I would love to be apart of your craft tour??? tell me more.


    1. 5.1

      Hey Jen,
      I have a ongoing series where readers guest post and show off their craft rooms. i’ll email you more deets in just a second.

  6. 6

    This is such a great idea! I’ve been trying to think up little ideas that I can give to my boyfriend’s chemo nurses, and this one is really cute. Thanks for sharing.

    As for what I’m making for Christmas, I have it all planned out. It’s not the Christmas crafting that kills me, it’s the 7 family birthdays in the month of December AND the Christmas crafting. The holidays get quite hectic for me, but it’s always so worth it in the end.

  7. 7

    I am also most completely done with my Christmas gifts. I started in February. I handmade make every gift I give for any occasion!

  8. 9
    Tarah Mims

    You can also do something similar using tissue paper. Just blow dry and apply to the candle. Great idea!!!

  9. 10

    Last year a friend of mine made pot pinchers for everyone on her list. I thought this was an awesome semi quick and thoughtful gift. Not sure what my plan of attack is yet, but I love hearing the ideas here!

    1. 10.1

      pot holders are a great gift idea! and totally quick. i like it!
      thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  10. 11
    Sasha F

    Love this idea, and I have a TON of candles left over from our wedding that I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with. :) thank you so much for sharing :)