How to Decorate a Fall Candle with Transparent Glitter Vinyl

A craft tutorial for decorating a fall candle with vinyl leaves.

Decorating for fall can be store-bought, but it is so much more meaningful when you create it yourself. It isn’t difficult to make this fall candle. In fact, I cut the leaves and took the vinyl and candle in the car with me. I was running teens around town and had to wait for an hour while they were volunteering at a nursing home. I could easily place the leaves around the candle while I waited. I’ll show you a quick way to set up cutting the vinyl so that you only have to run the mat through the machine once. 

Another option to make a fall candle would be to use a paper punch with a leaf shape. Vinyl is easily cut with a cutting machine, a die cutting machine, scissors, or a paper punch.



  • Personal cutting machine (Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • Transparent Glitter Vinyl (red, yellow, orange and grey)
  • scissors or a paper cutter
  • Candle in a glass container (I got mine at Walmart)
  • Free leaf SVG

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Using the free leaf SVG linked above, I laid out the leaves to cut multiple times on four different groups. I set the leaf size to 1″ for this project. Using copy and paste made this really easy to do. Once the first column was set, I selected it all, attached them, and then duplicated it three more times. 

cutting four colors at once

Using a paper cutter, I cut the four colors of vinyl into strips that were about 2.5″ wide. Placing them all on the mat at once allowed me to cut them all in one run on my Cricut Explore Air 2.

finished fall candle

I applied the leaves in a random pattern around the glass candle. I peeled the leaves off each sheet just as you would a sticker. Since the vinyl is transparent, the overlapping leaves create a new color. Once the candle burns down, the light will travel through the transparent vinyl giving the glass jar a totally different look. The candle is a Fresh Cotton scent and I can’t wait to light it. I know it will smell wonderful. 

This fall candle post is a part of the Tape Technologies Inc. Design Team. We were asked to use Transparent Glitter Vinyl for a Fall or Halloween theme. You can purchase Tape Technologies vinyl from Amazon under the name StyleTech