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Christmas Felt Candy Holders

Christmas Felt Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Is it too early for Christmas? I don’t think so. I mean, it’s not tree putting up and carol playing time, but if you’re planning a homemade Christmas, you’ve got to get a head start. These cute little candy holders are a great way to get started. These make a great neighbor gift, and are pretty darn easy to make. The Christmas tree took me less than 10 minutes (I timed it!). Some of the others probably verge more on the 20-30 minute side, but that’s just because there’s more pieces to cut. 

There are two methods here for making these. I did a video for the glue gun method, which is no-sew. I did the tree, but you can do any of the designs with the glue gun, just like you can do any of the designs with the sewing method. The instructions for the sewing method are under the elf tutorial. The only reason I didn’t make a sewing video is that I couldn’t figure out how to hold the camera steady with the sewing machine going. You’ll have to be content with stills (sorry!). 


Anyway, without further ado, here’s your instructions, templates, and materials broken down by design: 

Christmas Tree

Materials: 

4 – 6″ pieces of yarn

small pompoms

star template

base and body template

scissors

2 pieces green felt

1 piece yellow felt

glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

This is the one I made a movie for! Can you tell I’m a little proud and excited?

Elf

Materials

elf template

base and body template

2 pieces green felt

1 piece yellow felt

1 piece cream (or pink, or brown) felt

1 piece brown felt

1 large white pompom

1 small pink (or brown) pompom

2 medium wiggle eyes

5 small jingle bells

Instructions

Start by cutting out two bodies and one base out of green felt using the provided template. Cut a slit 1″ from the bottom of one of the body pieces. If you are using the glue gun method, put the body and base together just like the Christmas tree above. If you’re using the sewing version, pin the base to one side of the body and sew them together. 

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Next, pin the other side of the base to the other body piece and sew them together. This would be a good time to mention that the base and the bodies are somewhat tricky to line up perfectly. I don’t let it worry me, and if something doesn’t work out, I just fix it with scissors at the end. It won’t mess with how your finished product looks. You’ll end up with this:

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Now you’ll pin the sides together and sew up each of them. You’ll can pin the ears along the sides and sew them in, or glue them on later. That’s all the sewing! Now you get to use your trusty glue gun to decorate your base. Start with cutting a face from cream, pink, or brown felt and gluing it on. 

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Now cut out hair from brown (or black, yellow, or red) and glue on top. Cut a collar from yellow and glue that over the bottom edge of the face.

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Cut two boots from brown and glue them to the bottom of the elf and add a white pompom to the top of the hat.

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Now add a pompom nose and two wiggle eyes to make a face. Glue the jingle bells to the points on the collar.

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

And that’s it! Fill your elf with candy and gift it to a neighbor or set it on your mantel!

Elf Candy Holder | Homan at Home

 

Santa

Materials

body and base template

santa template

2 pieces red felt

1 pieces black felt

1 piece green felt

1 piece pink felt

1 piece white felt

large white pompom

small pink pompom

2 medium wiggle eyes

Instructions

The base of the Santa is done just like the Elf and Christmas tree (For the glue gun method, see the tutorial under Christmas Tree. For the sewing method, check out the tutorial under Elf). You’ll want to either sew or glue the mittens into the seam. Once you’ve gotten your base together, you’ll glue the other pieces in this order: face piece, beard, nose and eyes, pompom on hat, boots. And that’s it!

Santa Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Reindeer

Materials

body and base template

reindeer template

2 pieces dark brown felt

1 piece light brown felt

1 piece black felt

1 piece red felt

1 piece white felt

1 large red pompom

1 large white pompom

2 medium wiggle eyes

Instructions

The base of the Reindeer is done just like the Elf and Christmas tree (For the glue gun method, see the tutorial under Christmas Tree. For the sewing method, check out the tutorial under Elf). You’ll want to glue or sew the arms and the antlers into the seam. 

Reindeer Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Once the base is sewn or glued, glue the face and hat pieces to the front. 

Reindeer Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Add the brim of the hat and glue the legs to the bottom. Also glue the hoof pieces to the end of the arms and legs. 

Reindeer Candy Holder | Homan at Home

Last you add the pompoms and wiggle eyes to make that cute face. Fill him with candy and gift him to a neighbor!

Reindeer Candy Holder | Homan at Home

 

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Hi! I’m Diane, mom of two and wife to a pretty great guy. I love to cook and craft. I’m so excited to share my projects with you!

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