Chinese Tealight Holder

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this handmade tealight holder. The light from the tealight will have a lovely orange glow when it shines through the tissue paper.

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Cover the inside of the glass candle holder with a thin layer of PVA glue. Use the paintbrush to ensure the glue is spread evenly.
  2. Cut approximately six small strips of red tissue paper and place them inside the candle holder, sticking them to the glue. Leave to dry.
  3. Use the black glass pen to draw the Chinese symbol for “love”, or choose another symbol of your choice, on the front of the outside of the candle holder.
  4. Decorate the top of the candle holder with the gold glitter Pictixx pen and leave to dry.
  5. Once the candle holder is completely dry, place an LED tealight inside.

Top Tip

Although the glue appears white on the glass, it will dry clear so the red tissue paper stands out.

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