Monday, February 10, 2014

Personalized Valentines Candles

Today I'm sharing a quick little personalized Valentines candle. They are super easy and fun to make.  You'll need just a few supplies and you'll be ready to make your own personalized candles.
Personalized Valentines Candle
 My kids each made one to give to their teachers. I love how their personalities and handwriting is captured. I got the candles at the dollar store, so it's an inexpensive gift as well.

Personalized Valentines Candle

Ready to make your own personalized Valentines candles?

Personalized Valentines Candle

Step 1 - Gather your supplies. You will need tissue paper, wax paper, a white candle, permanent markers and a heat gun. Oh yeah, you'll need some scissors too. 

Step 2 - Trim a piece of tissue paper to fit the candle. Then draw your design with the markers. Be sure to have a piece of paper underneath, because the markers will definitely bleed through the tissue paper.

Step 3 - Cut around your design and remove any excess tissue paper.

Step 4 - Place your tissue paper on your candle.

Step 5 - Wrap the wax paper around the candle, keeping the tissue paper in place.

Step 6 - Use the heat gun to melt your design into the candle.

Remove the wax paper and you'll be amazed at how it just becomes part of the candle.

My kids had a lot of fun making these. My oldest daughter wants to make some for each of the holidays. Since they are so inexpensive and easy, we probably will.

Personalized Valentines Candle

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  1. Oh my this is so creative Rachel! And they turn out oh so beautiful. And your kid candle's are super cure >.<

  2. Should the wax side of the wax paper touch the tissue or face outward?

    1. The wax paper I use is waxy on both sides. If it's only waxy on one side, then place the waxy side facing the candle and the tissue paper. Hope that helps - I'd love to see how yours turn out!

    2. Thank you! I will post pictures when we do ours. We will probably save them for Mother's Day presents!

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    1. I honestly don't know if a blow dryer will work or not. It has to be hot enough for the candle to melt a bit so the tissue will adhere. If you try it, let us know how if it works.

  4. Just found this via Pinterest. What a brilliant idea! My son is going to make these as Christmas gifts for our extended family. Thank you!