Monday, December 20, 2010

Light the Candles

There are only 5 days left until Christmas and I am still making gifts. (Please tell me I am not the only one!) If you need a last minute gift, why not make a personalized candle? First get a candle in any size. Then find an image on your computer that you like. I chose to do initials and then used some clipart. Cut a piece of tissue paper the same size as a piece of printer paper. Attach the tissue paper to the paper using repositionable adhesive. You just need a little bit at the top and bottom to keep your paper in place. Then run it through your printer. (It works!) Carefully peel the tissue paper off and use some of the same repositionable adhesive to wrap it around the candle. You need to leave a little candle showing at the top and then the bottom so you might need to trim the paper. Then use your heat tool and heat up the paper. I start at the image so it lays flat. What it does is actually heat up the wax and it soaks through your paper. Make sure to get the edges and the seam in the back to lay flat. Don't be afraid to touch the paper and get out the bubbles.
To do the Twilight candles, I used some stamps from The Greeting Farm. Instead of running the tissue paper through my printer, I used Staz-On ink in black and stamped directly onto the paper. Then I heated it onto the candle the same way.
These are both gifts so I wrapped them in clear wrap that I tied with a bow and some extra embellishments that are on sale right now. So don't put it off anymore - get it done!