Beginning Crafting with Felt: Make Your Own Birthday Candles

Lauren Cooke, Ever Curious. Occasionally Corny.

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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What You'll Need

    • 3. Wool vs. Synthetic

    • 4. Creating a Template: Freezer Paper Technique

    • 5. Cutting Felt

    • 6. Adhesives and Felt

    • 7. Bonus: Embellishments!

    • 8. Wrap-Up


Project Description

Supplies Needed:

  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron
  • 6x9* sheets of felt: seafoam, magenta, tangerineyellow
  • Black twine or string, cut into 1” segments
  • Craft Glue & paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 10 - ⅛” diameter wooden dowels, 6” long

Don't want to go shop to shop? I have a kit available here for purchase! 

Optional but helpful:

Rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler

*With this amount of felt, you can actually make 18 candles.


  1. Trace candle and flame patterns on Freezer Paper from Class Resources. 20 candles (A) and 20 flames (B).  
  2. Iron On the Freezer Paper (Glossy side down) to the felt; and cut the pieces.
  • 8 on Seafoam, 6 on Magenta, 6 on Tangerine and all 20 flames on yellow.

With all the pieces cut, it is time to assemble the candles. Brush glue around the edges of the a candle, leaving the center and bottom open to accommodate the dowel. Press the cording into the glue or webbing at the top of the candle. Place matching felt candle on top. Repeat for all candles. Let dry. Glue two yellow felt flames to top of the candle, sandwiching cording between the pieces. Repeat for all candles. Once dry, thread a dowel into the bottom pockets of each candle and you are finished! For extra fun, add embroidery stitches and beads to your candles.



Snap of a photo of your finished candles and upload it in your Class Project!


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