Kids' Craft: Artwork Candleholder for Mother's Day

Personalize simple glass hurricanes with kids' artwork as a sweet handmade gift for Mother's Day. This is an easy project that can be made by children of all ages.

Candle and Breakfast

Candle and Breakfast

Materials Needed:

  • glass cylinders with straight vertical sides
  • vellum paper
  • permanent markers
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • wired ribbon
  • candles or tea lights

Create Artwork

Cut vellum to fit around the exterior of glass cylinders. Help kids draw pictures or write messages to Mom on vellum with permanent markers.

Personalized Paper Candle Holder

Personalized Paper Candle Holder

Punch Holes

Using a standard or decorative single hole punch, punch two holes on each end of vellum. Make sure holes are punched in the same place on both sides so they will line up when tied together.

Personalize Candle Holder Label

Personalize Candle Holder Label

Attach Art to Glass

Use scissors to cut two 8- to 10-inch lengths of colorful ribbon for each candleholder (Image 1). Wrap vellum artwork around the cylinder's exterior, then gently thread ribbon through punched top and bottom holes to pull the vellum together (Image 2). Tip: Vellum can tear if ribbons are pulled through too forcefully, so work carefully.

Insert Candle

Tie ribbons in a bow; wired ribbon makes it easier to shape a pretty bow (Image 1). Place a small candle or tea light in hurricane (Image 2). Tip: Use artwork candleholders to dress the table for breakfast or dinner. Change the artwork throughout the year to reflect the seasons.

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