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!
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