Hello crafty friends! Today, Colleen is here from Dietrich Designs with a super beautiful Christmas tutorial I know you will love! Enjoy! Hugs, Joanna

I am so excited to share my project for Whoo Hoo Wednesday, a weekly feature over at Inspired By Stamping.  I made dainty little decorations for plain votive candle holders, and can’t wait to set these out for Christmas!


To make a set of these, you will need:


  • Four votive holders and candles
  • Small die from Persian Motifs set by Spellbinders
  • White Opal and Ruby Red Liquid Pearls by Ranger
  • Going Gray, Basic Gray and Garden Green dye inks by Stampin’ Up!
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko
  • Antique Linen dye ink by Ranger
  • Foam dimensional stickers
  • White cardstock
  • and the following stamps by Inspired By Stamping


Fancy Alphabet


Mason Jar Add-On II


December 25th Labels


Delicate Doilies II

To make the band that fits around the candle holder, stamp the lace border end-to-end in light gray and trim.


Using a strong adhesive, place a bit on one end of the strip and wrap around candle holder to secure.  Add a foam dimensional sticker.


Stamp the label four times in dark gray ink; trim.  Stamp N, O, E and L within each frame, using black ink.  Stamp holly clusters four times and trim.


Lightly ink the edges of each holly cluster and frame with linen ink.  Adhere holly cluster to frame with foam dimensional sticker.  Use Liquid Pearls in red to create the berries, and in white to decorate the flourishes in the frame.


Die-cut four ‘snowflakes’ and add foam stickers to center; attach an alphabet frame to each.


Attach snowflake to the foam sticker that was added earlier to the lace border around candle holder.




If you plan to light your votives once they are decorated, please make sure to practice candle safety.  🙂  The National Candle Association has a list of ways to keep safe when burning candles.

Thanks for your visit today!

7 thoughts on “WHW featuring a Christmas Tutorial by Colleen Dietrich

  1. Chris R. from Iowa says:

    Colleen, what a great project! Your tutorial is de-light-ful! I think I might be able to actual make this! I have a friend who adores candles – especially votive holders but is allergic to most scents. I think she might be able to handle these and would just love the votive holders anyway. Gee, you could even spell out their name, if it is short and decorate them in their favorite colors. The last name could look really cool as a hostess gift or housewarming gift! Oh, now you are causing me to have visions of these little holders. Gee, I will have to ask a friend if Costco sells votive holders by the case load!

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