Christmas Joy Candle Arrangements

Christmas Joy Candle Arrangements

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • 2 Paper mache books; 1 large, 1 small
  • Craft Essentials Spanish Olive acrylic paint
  • FolkArt Christmas Red acrylic paint
  • 1 Burgundy berry pick
  • 2 Burgundy berry mix picks
  • 1 Best Value Welcome light
  • 3 Pine branch stems
  • 4 yds Sheer burgundy wire-edged ribbon
  • 1" Paintbrush
  • 2 sheets Cardstock paper
  • 2 sheets Bright Red scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • 1 pkg Green floral tape
  • 1 pkg Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Paper trimmer
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Black Sharpie marker


  1. Paint large paper mache book Spanish Olive. Paint small paper mache book Christmas Red. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat; allow to dry.
  2. Cover the books in scrapbook papers. Write the name of your favorite holiday book on the spine with the Black Sharpie marker.
  3. Refer to photo when placing floral materials.
  4. Wrap one wire with green floral tape. This will used to tie the bow.
  5. Stack the small book on top of the larger one. Wrap ribbon around the books like a package and knot. Tie a three or four-loop bow with the remaining ribbon.
  6. Glue the welcome light onto the smaller book.
  7. Cut pine branches into smaller pieces. Glue in place, draping them over the book according to the photo.
  8. Glue the loops of ribbon next to the welcome light. Avoid allowing to drip hot glue on the light plug -- it could melt the wires.
  9. Arrange the berry picks and glue.