How to make a Candy Holder with Dome on Cricut | Free Tutorial

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How to make a Candy Holder with Dome on Cricut | Free Tutorial

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How to make a Candy Holder with Dome on Cricut | Free Tutorial

So exciting! Christmas is on its way, and kids are creating their wish lists for Santa, the perfect time to make a DIY Cricut project for Christmas. Today, I will show you how to create a cardstock candy holder with a plastic dome on your Cricut maker. Isn’t a good idea?!

Here’s a Christmas candy holder to make on your Cricut; a fantastic candy holder idea in 2022 for Christmas. Kids will love it!

Make this cute Christmas candy holder with your Cricut machine.

It might seem tricky to create at first, but it’s easier than you think. With some good instructions, your Christmas candy holder will be done in no time. And it is so cute!

Oh, and if you own a shop, you can even start selling those unique candy crafts! This tutorial is the same for any design you want to use.

This candy holder can be used as a standalone craft if you use it as is or as a Christmas candy ornament Craft if you punch a little hole on the top to tie it to the Christmas tree. 

The material you need to create the Candy Holder

  1. 3.15 inches Clear Plastic Ornaments Ball
  2. Cardstock sheets (I prefer to use the glitter cardstock type)
  3. The cutest candies. I should have used some tiny Christmas candy cane instead of chocolate. It’s better to use candy colours that match your design.
  4. A Candy Holder template

The Christmas plastic ball looks like this:

The Plastic Christmas ball ornament can be purchased at any craft shop. The best deal I found is at Amazon, Michaels and Aliexpress. (Aliexpress is from China, so if you are not in a hurry, that might be the lowest price). 

The tools

  1. Thin Adhesive Foam tape (That will help to align the plastic dome)
  2. The Cricut machine (That will cut your design from card stock)
  3. A Candy holder template (We will use the Christmas Santa Candy Holder from in that tutorial)
  4. White glue or a Hot Gun glue


Step 1.

We need a template, so if you like that one, you can download the SVG Candy holder. SVG is the preferred file format with Cricut because the design can be resized without losing the quality. always provides files with a Zip folder. (Zip is a compression format to save space) You can download any free Unzip tool. I like to use the free Zip Tool for Mac and PC.

If you are on a tablet or mobile, it’s easy to find a free Zip tool by typing “free zip” on the apple store or Google app store search bar.

Once you have downloaded the template, double-click or tap on the Zip folder, and a new folder will be created. 

Open Cricut and create a new canvas. You will see an “Upload” button. Clicking it will allow you to browse the template and upload it to your canvas.

The digital file is already set for a 3.15-inch half-plastic ornament ball, so please do not resize it.

Your screen should look like this once you’ve uploaded your files to the Cricut design space.

Step 2.

  1. If you are ready to cut your candy holder and you are sure you have inserted your cardstock in your Cricut machine, click on the top right button “Make It” from Design Space.
  2. When prompted by the Cricut design space, you can place your cardstock on a green Cricut cutting mat and load it into the Cricut machine.
  3. Once the Cricut machine finishes the cutting, unload the green mat, and you can remove the cut pieces.

Step 3.

The best way to achieve the best result is by starting with the front side. Let’s stick these three layers with some glue. Some prefer to use hot glue. I guess it depends on the thickness of the cardstock.

Follow this image to align your layers together.

Step 4.

Finally, the last step. Let’s glue the back side with the plastic dome.

If you wonder what those lines are, this will be used as a pull tab to access all those delicious candies. How genius! Trust me, it will look professional, like those you see at Walmart. And instead of breaking the whole paper apart, your kids will have to pull the tab at the back to get out the candies, and you can keep your craft as a one-piece art.

Apply the hot glue on the edge of the plastic ball ornament.

Remember to add the candies inside the ornament ball before you glue it!

Yes, Smarties might work amazingly into this ornament ball. Still, because that is a Christmas Santa candy holder, I would use chocolate with silver or gold and red wrapping. Since the ball is not that big, it’s better to use small candies. Even better, tiny Christmas cane candies! How about you?

You now have a unique and beautiful Christmas Santa candy holder ornament.

And all you have to do is to glue the back side with the front side together, and that’s it. Your kids will even ask for more, trust me!

If you want to use it as an ornament for the Christmas tree. You can make a little hole at the top and insert a nice golden rope. That will be amazing.

Happy holiday and merry Christmas!

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