Monday, November 29, 2010

25 Days of {homemade} Christmas Gifts- Day 13 Personalized Candle

I have been wanting to try this project for a while. It was super easy to make and you can only imagine how many ways you can decorate these!

Here are the supplies I used for this project;

a pillar candle
gift tissue paper
printer paper
heat gun or hair dryer
straight pins

Trim your tissue paper to fit onto a sheet of printer paper. Tape the top and bottom to your paper. The tissue needs to be close to the color of your candle. My candle was cream and I used white tissue paper.

Make the design or phrase that you want on your computer. I just picked a phrase, but you can use a photo, just print those on regular white paper. Run your tissue paper through the printer. Then trim around your design.

After your done, put the tissue paper on your candle and using your heat gun (or hair dryer) start softening the wax. You will see the paper start to soak up any melted wax. Keep your heat gun moving and try not to over melt it or you will get drips. If that happens, let it cool for a few seconds and then roll it on your table to help smooth it out.

I shortened some straight pins and added some sequins to the side of my candle, and tied a ribbon around it. It's all done!

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Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I like the addition of the sequins with the pens. I did these year before last using pics of the grandkids for the grandparents and great grandparents they loved them YAY!

Lucy said...

I've seen this done before, but never so elegantly. Nice work!