I can’t resist putting out candles in winter; something about the flickering light and warmth is just so comforting, even when it’s tiny tea light candles! But candles by themselves are a little boring, so I made a super cute snowy Christmas village silhouette candle jar for my tea light candles this year!
It’s such a cute way to display a candle, and it’s super quick and easy to make too! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl and the whole project took less than 20 minutes! And if you like the Christmas village silhouette image I used, I’ve provided a free downloadable cut file and PDF template below!
Snowy Christmas Village Silhouette Candle Jars
Here’s what you need to make these candle jars: (affiliate links to the products I use and recommend)
- empty glass jar
- black adhesive vinyl
- Christmas village silhouette (you can download the cut file or PDF template for the silhouette I used below)
- Silhouette Cameo (or scissors or an X-acto knife if your hand is steady)
- spray snow
- tea light candle
Note: If you’re just getting started with adhesive vinyl, Silhouette has a vinyl starter kit that has everything you need to get started crafting with adhesive vinyl, including a hook tool and a sheet of black vinyl, which you need to do this project!
Spray a few light sprays of snow inside your jar until it is covered. It doesn’t have to be completely covered in a thick layer; you still want light from your candle to show through!
Then cut out your Christmas village silhouette using your Silhouette Cameo, or an X-acto knife if you have super steady hands!
If you like the Christmas village silhouette I used, you can download it for free here!
- Christmas village silhouette (Studio cut file)
- Christmas village silhouette (printable PDF template)
Peel away the background.
Then peel away all the tiny extra pieces like the windows, doors, and holes in the fences. I used my Silhouette hook tool for this and it was super helpful! (It comes in the vinyl starter kit, btw!)
Once you are done weeding out all the extra vinyl pieces, all that’s left is to attach the vinyl to your jar! I found the easiest way to do this was to peel up a short length of the vinyl silhouette, attach it to the jar, then peel up a little more vinyl, “rolling” it onto the jar and off of the backing paper as you go.
If your jar is rounded at the bottom you may get a few wrinkles or bubbles in the vinyl near the bottom, but they should be small, so just ignore them! Or if you want to avoid them completely, just move the silhouette up a little higher on the jar so it only hits the straight parts of the side of the jar.
Once your vinyl is completely wrapped around your jar, you’re done!
Stick a candle in it and enjoy!
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Sylvia May says
I enjoyed watching your video of the Christmas Village on the jar. I have to make
11 or 12 of these jars and like the fact that your design has the pattern on the outside
of the jar, I thought it would be difficult to work it into the jar. My problem is that I have a
Cricut Maker and I like your Village design, do you know if your design will work with the
Jessi Wohlwend says
You won’t be able to use the Studio file with your Cricut, but you can convert the PDF to a PNG (https://pdf2png.com/) and then upload the PNG file to Cricut Design Space and it should work just fine!