Light Up the Holidays with these DIY Party Favor Candles

By Brittni • posted on 02/14/2024

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

When I shared yesterday’s casual dinner party and DIY project, I mentioned that I had a bonus DIY to share…Soooo, here it is.

I made these super easy party favors for guests to take home with them. And you can make ’em too. So quick and easy!

All you need is a candle (I like Air Wick‘s Enchanted Holiday collection – just like the candles I used in yesterday’s project. You have to give these puppies a sniff. They smell so good.), some decorative paper and a few other craft supplies.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

These have to be one of these easiest party favors I’ve ever made, but they’re also one of the best. If I do say so myself. Haha.

Here’s how to make your own…

Air Wick holiday candles


Air Wick candles // scissors // decorative paper //washi tape // ribbon

DIY Holiday Candle Favors // Peel labels

 How To:

1. Start by peeling off the easy to remove Air Wick labels for each candle. Customize the glass container anyway you’d like (paint pens, collage, etc) or leave it simple, without embellishments.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors // Cut paper into a large square

2. Then cut out a piece of decorative paper into a square, that is several times larger than the candle itself.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors // Wrap candle in paper

3. Next, fold the ends of the paper upward, wrapping the candle completely from the bottom up, but leaving the top open.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors // Add washi tape

4. Wrap a long piece of washi tape around the entire candle to hold the paper in place.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors // Add a ribbon

5. Add a ribbon and any other embellishments and you’re done.

Leave the lids off (but nearby) so guests can see the pretty holiday colors and choose which scent they like best. I used Mrs. Claus Apple Pie (red) and Evergreen Adventure (green) from Air Wick’s Enchanted Holiday collection and they smell awesome. Apple pie is my fave.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

Psst…Don’t forget to remove the wrapping paper from around the candle before lighting. Safety first.

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

DIY Holiday Candle Favors

Photography by Kimberly Murray // Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski // Concept and Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Even if you’re not throwing a holiday party anytime soon, you could still make a few of these as small gifts for neighbors, the mail man (or woman), etc. Just something small to say thanks for being awesome.

For more DIY holiday inspiration and beyond, be sure to check out my Deck the Halls holiday board on Pinterest.

Think you’ll give these a try?

This post is in partnership with Air Wick. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.

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Thanks Ujjaini. It is really simple, for sure!


How pretty. Yet so simple.


Thanks Lindsey.


Love this! Could even do with dollar store candles!


Thanks Ash. 🙂


Cute, B!

Ashley | Sugar & Cloth
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