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How to Add Images To Candles

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Have a few plain candles in a cabinet somewhere? Today, I’m going to share with you how to add images to candles using a heat gun. Using this technique, I turned plain white inexpensive candles into beautiful ones that look like they came from an upscale boutique. These make great gifts!
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Turn plain white candles into beautiful decor in just a few minutes.
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
With the matte side up tape down a piece of plain tissue paper to heavy paper or cardstock.
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Print your image onto the paper. I made 3 images for this project with words JOY, NOEL and PEACE. They are downloadable for free on my blog.
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Cut your image out.
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Wrap wax paper around the candle & heat image until it brightens. The image will be fused to the candle at this time.
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Carefully peel back the wax paper and you have a beautiful image on a candle!
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
They make great gifts
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
See my blog post to download these images for free (personal use only)!
  • how to add images to candles, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

To see more: http://h2obungalow.com/2014/12/how-to-add-images-to-candles.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Linda Holland

    cant wait to try making some candles for xmas

  • Voula
    Voula Canada

    do you have to cut really close to the design to avoid seeing an outline of the tissue paper?

  • Linda L Ubdegrove

    Great idea but would use candles that are not toxic

  • Voula
    Voula Canada

    I don't understand why some fused to the candle really well, while others show an outline. I think it has something to do with the quality of the candle.

  • Brent
    Brent Oak Park, IL

    Very nicely done. I think that you could print photos this way, too.

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