How to make a Santa Candy Dome with Cricut

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Santa Candy Dome Paper Craft | Christmas projects with Cricut

Looking for something unique for a Christmas gift or party favor?

Maybe this year Santa gets a candy pack to go instead of or in addition to cookies. This paper cut Santa candy holder is so easy to make! 

Compatible with Cricut and other cutting machines this 8 layered design is approximately 6.6″ X 7.6″ – a txt file with assembly directions is included in the zip folder.


  • Fill it with candy, coins, small toys, gift certificates
  • Punch a hole in it and use it as an oversized gift tag
  • Christmas party favors
  • Make them for Santa to give out at an event
  • and more

  • Santa Candy Design Files – buy on Design Bundles – buy on Etsy
  • (2) 8 1/2″ x 11″ pieces of white cardstock (layers 1, 2 & 5)
  • (1) 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of red cardstock (layer 3)
  • Scraps of Cardstock – gray, pink, black  – glitter cardstock can be substituted for any layers
  • 3.15” clear plastic fillable ornament (you need 1/2 of the ornament for each candy dome project)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Tacky Glue
  • candy, small toys or whatever you want to put in the dome

In this video you’ll see how easy these 🎅🏻 Santa Candy Domes for Christmas are to put together. You will also learn different ways to make them fancy.

Use  to give money or gift certificates, put them in a Christmas Gift Basket, make a special gift for a grandchild and more. Use for Christmas Party favors or a fun (big!) gift tag for a present.


00:00 How to make a Santa Candy Dome

00:40 Supplies

01:06 What to do if you use unwrapped treats

01:24 How to access the candy in the dome

03:20 Glue the Candy Dome

04:48 Putting the Santa Face together

12:30 Putting the face on the Candy Dome

14:16 Finished Santa Candy Domes

07:26 Buy the SVG files for Cricut

Present Candy Dome SVG on Etsy - papercrafts

The gift box candy dome is also great for Christmas AND can be used for lots of occasions depending on the paper you chose.


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🎅🏻 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


See all the Candy Dome designs I have available on DesignBundles or Etsy

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