Transfer an Image to Candles

5 Minutes
Imagine a candle with any photo you want. Personalize it with a monogram, a vintage advertising label, a picture of loved ones and gift them to friends and family. So many possibilities. And so easy, quick and affordable.
Choose which picture you want. Size it accordingly and then cut tissue paper a little smaller than your printer paper. Use scotch tape and stick the edges of tissue paper to your printer paper.
Print it out normally, no need to reverse. Place your tissue paper on to the candle after positioning it where you want it. Graphic facing out towards you. Grab your wax paper and sandwich the tissue paper in between. Hold it tightly from behind so that nothing moves.
Turn on your blowdryer and when you see your wax paper turning glossy, that means the image has transferred. Move your blowdryer around so as not to melt the wax. Be careful because it gets very hot. Visit my blog to see more candles I've personalized to my taste!

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  • Vicki Fenner Wilson Vicki Fenner Wilson on Aug 12, 2017
    You print your picture first then attach the tissue paper to it?

  • Amy Amy on Dec 14, 2018

    I am working on a candle now. My photo is on the tissue paper. I laid the tissue paper photo against the candle then laid the wax paper on top of the tissue paper. I used the blow dryer on the wax paper while holding all layers tightly. Unfortunately, the photo didnt transfer to the candle. What did I do wrong?

  • Amy Amy on Dec 14, 2018

    Is the tissue paper supposed to stay on the candle or is just the picture?


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