31 Days of Homemade Holidays! Day 30: DIY Printed Candles


I have been wanting and waiting to share with you one of my favorite DIY gifts.  Simple, beautiful and can be personalized!  Today’s homemade gift is DIY printed candles!

Day 30: DIY Printed Candles!


Pillar candles, tissue paper, embossing heat tool, images to print on the tissue paper, cardstock, stamps and stamp pads, stickers, glue stick or tape

To begin, choose what you would like printed on the candles.  A certain image or message.  To print a picture on tissue paper, cut the tissue paper to the size of the cardstock.  Use a glue stick or tape to attach the two.

Place the tissue paper/cardstock combination in the printer paper drawer, tissue paper side down.  Print or copy the image onto the tissue paper.

For these candles I printed an Owl Placecard from here (Stephanie Fizer Coleman) and here for the paisley print.

Cut the tissue paper just a bit smaller than the candle you are using.  Can use printed pictures or decorate with rubber stamps and/or stickers.  Personalize it by printing or stamping on the tissue paper.  So many possibilities!

When you have your design ready on the tissue paper, lay it across the candle.

Begin at one end and use the heat tool to melt the paper to the candle.  It will happen rather quickly as the tool is very hot.  Be careful not to hold the heat tool in one place for too long or it will burn the tissue paper.

You will see the change as the paper melts into the candle.

Work your way slowly all around the candle for a beautiful, finished product!  So pretty!

Try these for a simple Christmas gift, wedding favor, house-warming or hostess gift!

I’d love to hear what you think!  Leave me a comment or connect on Facebook!

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17 thoughts on “31 Days of Homemade Holidays! Day 30: DIY Printed Candles

  1. These are so pretty. I tried making similar ones for my wedding, using the same stamp I used on the invitation, but they were a giant failure. I’m not sure why but they just wouldn’t stick together.

  2. Beautiful, Kelly! I made these years ago for Christmas. This is such a versatile project.
    I’m visiting you today from Project Inspired. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  3. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  4. Can these be burned? I’m concerned about it being a fire hazard since there’s paper involved. Thanks!

  5. Yes! I have burned many of these with no problem! I made several for my sister’s wedding that burned without any trouble. Hope this helps! Thanks for your question, Deena!

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