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!
Turn plain white candles into beautiful decor in just a few minutes.
With the matte side up tape down a piece of plain tissue paper to heavy paper or cardstock.
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.
Cut your image out.
Wrap wax paper around the candle & heat image until it brightens. The image will be fused to the candle at this time.
Carefully peel back the wax paper and you have a beautiful image on a candle!
They make great gifts
See my blog post to download these images for free (personal use only)!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Hannah Louise 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 Becky on Sep 18, 2018

    Will this work with any printer and ink

  • Katiee Elizabeth Katiee Elizabeth on Jan 07, 2021

    I’m confused. Lol do we tape tissue paper to card stock and print or do we use wax paper or both?

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