Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Candles

Candles make excellent decorations and gifts...they are pretty and useful a double benefit.

Now these are fairly simple to make, although you could make the candles from scratch I picked up some ready made pillar candles for a £1 each in Sainsbury but you could shop elsewhere and find them for the same price or even cheaper.

Stamp your image using a stazon ink {this is essential or the ink will run} on to tissue paper and then colour, I used promarkers.

Cut loosely around the stamped image and hold against the candle then using your heat gun on either the lowest or it's only setting {depending on what heat gun you have} and gently melt the wax until it is liquid and covers the stamped image.  Leave to cool allowing the wax to reset and you're finished.

You can put as many or as few images as you wish on the candles.  

NB: you may find this tricky on old candles, the wax doesn't reset as easy.














7 comments:

  1. Wow fabulous candles,love them.xxx

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  2. Gorgeous idea, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Great selection of candles, I love doing them, lovely gift x

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  4. Wow! You've made an amazing job Shelly, I've seen this done and never tried it, hmmmm! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

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  5. A great showcase, you have been busy lol x

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  6. These candles are fab Shelly and thank you for sharing hun
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  7. These are just great. I must try to make some :)

    Carolyn

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