Learn how to make a snowflake candy holder for the holidays!
There are few things sweeter than sharing treats with the ones you love. In my family, our tradition is to fill each other’s stockings with candy and little gifts and trinkets, but ever since I learned how to make candy into a gift all by itself, I end up making tons of candy holders like this every year!
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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to share some sweetness this winter with some sparkly snowflake candy holders! These turn a simple piece of candy into a miniature gift, perfect for decorating presents or hanging as ornaments on your Christmas tree! And what could be better than a tree filled with candy ornaments? That sounds like one sweet holiday.
I’ve designed my snowflake candy holders to fit round, ball-shaped candy about the size of Lindor chocolate truffles, Tootsie Pops, or my favorite — old-fashioned gourmet lollipops. You could even use them for homemade wrapped cake pops. Yum! My snowflake candy holder designs work well with treats with a stick or a twisted wrapper, which helps the candy stay in the holder without falling out.
Inside the download folder, you’ll find an SVG file for cutting on a Cricut cutting machine with Cricut Design Space, a DXF file for use with Silhouette Studios cutting machines, and a PDF to guide you in cutting the snowflakes by hand if you don’t have a cutting machine. You can also use the PDF file to help you get a visual of the order of the layers.
Once everything is cut, I’ll show you how to make a candy holder three different ways: An ornament style, a style for treats with sticks like lollipops or cake pops, and a style that stands up on its own, which is great for placing on a table as a party favor.
I’ll also share my favorite trick to save lots of time AND cardstock when you’re cutting out your designs on your cutting machine. Hint: It’s SO easy, you’ll wish you knew it sooner!
Often we have SO many people to think of during the holidays, and these are a fun alternative to a card – not to mention an inexpensive way to give some love to everyone on your list. And wouldn’t they be cute not just for ornaments, but as fun gift tags too? I absolutely love when crafts can have more than one purpose!
Here’s a supply list of what you need to make a snowflake candy holder and ornament! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials and Tools to Make a Snowflake Candy Holder
- 1 Sheet 12″ x 12″ 65 lb Turquoise Cardstock
- 1 Sheet 12″ x 12″ 80 lb White Cardstock
- 1 Sheet 12″ x 12″ White Glitter Cardstock
- 1 Sheet 12″ x 12″ Silver Foil Cardstock
- 1/8″ Silver Ribbon for hanging the ornaments -or- 3/8″ Turquoise Ribbon
- Chocolate Truffles -or- Old-Fasioned Lollipops -or- Standard-Size Tootsie Roll Pops
- A method to cut your cardstock: I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3, but you can also use the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Series, Cricut Venture, Cricut Joy, or Cricut Joy Xtra
- Cricut Green StandardGrip Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Bearly Art Glue
- Design #517 — My free SVG/DXF/PDF design files are in myfree resource library (get the password at the bottom of this page)
How to Make Your Own Snowflake Candy Holder
The detailed step-by-step assembly video on how to make a snowflake candy holder debuted during Maker Academy Weekend 2023, held online November 1-5, 2023. Get an on-demand pass to watch all 30+ workshops, each with a printable handbook, transcript, audio file, design files, and support with a VIP pass below:
Answers to Your Questions About How to Make a Snowflake Candy Holder
Q: Where is your tutorial for this project?
This snowflake candy holders are a special project we made for our free Maker Academy Weekend 2023 event! A complete and detailed step-by-step video premiered during the event November 1-5, 2023 — this tutorial video was available to watch for free for 24 hours only during the event. If you missed it, you can get access to the full video, the 15-page printable handbook that details how to make this beautiful project with a VIP Pass to Maker Academy Weekend 2023, which comes with other perks and bonuses, too!
Q: How do you make your own Christmas candy decorations?
A: This tutorial is a great place to start! I go through the whole process step-by-step, so it’s super easy and fun. And if you’d like to try other Christmas candy crafts and decorations, check my website or scroll through this blog post — there’s tons!
Q: How do you make candy tree ornaments?
A: First you’ll prepare your file in Cricut Design Space, then choose and cut your cardstock with your Cricut cutting machine. After that, I’ll walk you through assembling the layers of cardstock, adding the candy, and adding the ribbon to hang your snowflake candy holder on your tree! It’s super simple, and my tutorial includes everything you need to know, including a handy list of materials.
Q: What kind of candy works with these candy holders?
A: I recommend round candy about the size of Tootsie Pops, old-fashioned lollipops, Blow Pops, Lindor Truffles, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, or peppermints to fit inside each snowflake ornament or holder.
Q: Can I make these on a Cricut Joy Xtra?
A: You sure can! As long as you’re using 8.5 x 11″ or smaller sized cardstock, you can cut this project on the Cricut Joy Xtra — and if you size the files down a little, you can even cut this on the original Cricut Joy!
Q: Is there a way to make these reusable?
A: Yes! You could use just a tiny dot of glue to hold the candy holder shut, and then re-glue the next time you want to use it. You could also add a small hook-and-loop closure, a ribbon to create a tie closure, or even use tiny adhesive magnets!
Q: Are there other candy holders I can make?
A: I have lots of holiday candy holders to share with you, like my gingerbread village treat boxes, ornament gift box, easy candy holders, gnome candy holders, top hat gift box, candy cane spoons, easy DIY gift boxes for candy, Christmas tree advent calendar, treat box luminaries, and larger gift boxes. For candy and treat holders for other times of year, check out my ice cream bar treat boxes, Halloween countdown boxes, cupcake box, and easy lollipop holders!
Q. Are your free SVGs just for personal use or also commercial use?
A: Yes, you can sell a physical item made using these designs, we only ask that you give credit to JenniferMaker.com and do not sell the digital files. If you use a digital item from our resource library, please share photos with us! We love to support small businesses!
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