Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
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How to Add Images To Candles


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
Wendi @ H2OBungalow

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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3 of 28 questions
  • Jac33620579
    on Jun 16, 2018

    will this technique work for soy pillars?

  • Hannah Louise
    on Aug 28, 2018

    What paper would you need for this? Is it a certain type of paper, or just tissue paper?

  • Becky
    on Sep 18, 2018

    Will this work with any printer and ink

    • Becca
      on Dec 4, 2018

      Hi Becky. I have done this with just 'normal' tissue paper and a hair-dryer instead of a heat gun and my plain ink-jet printer and it worked beautifully. Good luck and thanks Wendi for great easy tutorial


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  • Maureen Marilyn Moore
    on Aug 4, 2018

    Of course !!! Surely will be doing it this Christmas. I am a candle newbie.

  • Doo33984801
    on Aug 22, 2018

    I would love to try this putting images and quotes to uplift others on candles as presents. Such a blessing to them!

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