I used some of the Die Cut Valentine Hearts to make Romantic Pillar Candles:
These are really so easy to make, I made a whole bunch in about 1 hour:
I also made a few with cute napkins I had in my stash:
The last candle (for my studio) is also sprinkled in glitter:
- Cheap pillar candles
- non-stick white parchment paper
- napkins (or your chosen prints on tissue paper)
- heat tool (I used my embossing heat gun, but a hair dryer, an iron or even an old curling iron will do too).
- Line your work surface with a sheet of parchment paper to protect it from candle wax
- Cut your napkin or tissue paper print to fit the candle. For the Die Cut Hearts I did not fussy cut, I just cut them out with a generous white border all around.
- Align your chosen decor on the pillar candle
- Wrap it in parchment paper
- Start heating with your heat tool, and smooth with your fingers as you go along.
- When the whole candle has been heated, carefully remove the parchment paper.
- Any “dry” spots can be heated again until you are satisfied. I went over the whole surface and especially the edges to make sure everything blends nicely into the wax, and to achieve a shiny and saturated surface.
- Optional: apply spray glue to your candle and quickly sprinkle it with a fine type glitter
Love my Die Cut Hearts and want to use those? Then you will have to prepare those first by printing them on tissue paper. I could never make the various techniques for printing on tissue paper work with my Canon Printer, so I had almost given up on that, the closest I came was printing on paper towels. But I recently came across a technique for printing on tissue paper I had not seen before, and gave it another go, it works like s charm!!! 😀
PRINTING ON TISSUE PAPER:
- Cut a white sheet of tissue paper slightly larger than an A4 page (when I separate my large sheet of tissue paper into 4 it’s the perfect size).
- Wrap your tissue paper around a sheet of cardstock (or other quite heavy paper) and glue all 4 wrapped edges to the back of the paper with a glue stick. Pay attention that the corners are especially nice, to avoid printer jam.
- Insert the paper via manual feed as you would other special printer paper
Please never, ever, leave any decorated pillar candle to burn unattended! The added tissue layer may represent an increased fire hazard, depending on the type of wax/candle you have used!
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about making the DIY Romantic Pillar Candles, or about my new technique on tissue paper printing!
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