Friday, May 6, 2011

Its Mothers Day this Sunday

Hi all
What a week it has kids have just finished school holidays & have been back at school for 2 days....its now friday....Yay weekend!! Its also mothers day this Sunday!! So i seen this cute idea of making a personalized candle for a soon as i seen it i wanted to give it a try!
It was so simple...all you need are some pillar type candles (white is best) but i also used red which turned out you can see in my picture i used the small ikea candles (its all i had in my linen cupboard at the time)some white tissue paper....wax paper/greaseproof paper.... & a heat tool.

Stamp onto the tissue paper your design you want on your candle..i did some flower stamps & a little saying. Cut around it with scissors. Place it on your candle & wrap the wax paper around it..this is just to help hold it in place while you heat up the wax to melt the tissue paper into the can see it melt when you put the heat tool onto the design....dont melt it too much or you may burn yourself with hot wax! after its all been melted in smooth the wax paper around as you take it off to smooth off any rough waxy bits....there are a few youtube tutorials out there if you want to watch a video...i even seen a heidi swapp video of her putting the tissue paper through the printer instead of stamps!! so many great ideas out there!
Anyway here is my of these is off to my mum on mothers day...along with some other bought gifts & of course a handmade card!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend....especially all those hard working mums
♥ from Me


  1. These are gorgeous. I've only tried this on white candles, did you use red tissue paper for the red candle?
    I followed you over from the TGIF link party

  2. hi...thanks for all the comments!
    brenda i used white tissue paper for both & it worked! my blue candle was a disaster! it only had a thin layer of blue which melted fast lol
    so i suggest a full colour candle (not colour dipped candles)