Thursday, May 7, 2009

Picture Candles

Hello Ladies. Welcome to the mansion this fabulous Friday. Today I am joining in on a Round Robin over at Keeping Up With The Schultz Family. Hop on over there to see other great ideas.
Yesterday I saw the photo above at BHG. The family photo on the candle caught my eye. Having all of the necessary materials for the project, decided to try it.

Gather a piece of white tissue paper, tape, a piece of printer paper, and scissors. Find the photo that you would like to appear on your candle. Tape the tissue paper to the printer paper and print your photo on the tissue just like you normally would on the printer paper.
Now, you should have something that looks like this. Cut out the image that you want to appear on the candle. Place the image on the candle. Now you need a few other things.... OK...Now...wrapa piece of wax paper around the image and the candle.Now use your heat tool and heat up the image. This takes about 30 seconds or so. You will see the tissue paper start to disappear. When you no longer see the tissue, you are done. Carefully peal the wax paper off of the image. There you have it. It is much easier than it sounds.

I wanted to see what would happen if I used a colored candle. So, I printed a pic of a bird silhouette on my tissue. And here is how it turned out... I love this one.

And there you have it. This particular project didn't cost me anything, because I already had a couple of candles laying around. I think this would be really neat with all kinds of silhouettes. Halloween candles would be really cute with pumpkins or crows. Hope ya enjoyed it.



  1. Love this idea! Definitely gonna have to try it!

  2. I love it! I have tons of white candles sitting around - what a great idea.

    I could do a monogram on some as well - can't get enough of those.

    Thanks for a great idea, Laura. And I love the new look on your blog :)


  3. oooooh... I LOVE this! And I love the monogram idea! I'm totally going to do it!
    One question... "heat tool"? Can you elaborate? Is this a specific tool or can you use an iron or curling iron? Exactly what do I need to use to heat the wax paper?

  4. Hey Lori. I mean a heat embossing tool. It is used for card making. It is similar to blow dryer, but doesn't blow as much. You kinda need one to do this project. They have them at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. You might be able to borrow one from someone who makes cards or scraps a lot. It is totally worth the cost if you plan to make these as gifts for the holidays. I sure am. They look really great. Love, Laura

  5. Hey again. I just realized that I forgot to put the pic of the tool on the post. I just put it in there. Now you can see what it looks like. Sorry. Laura

  6. What a fabulous idea! I love it. Need to get me a heat tool now!

  7. This is a great idea. Thanks for joining in. I hope you had fun. Happy Mother's day to you.

  8. What a wonderful idea. Those came out great! TFs

    Happy Mothers Day

  9. That is a great project. Thanks for telling us about it.
    What is the heart tool you used??

    Thanks for coming by.
    Have a great weekend.

    barbara jean

  10. OH, OH!
    Just had an idea!!
    Think i will try taping my tracing paper over music paper, then a silhouette, and see what happens. What do you think??

    barbara jean

  11. Barb...I love anything with a silhouette. Show us a pic when you are done. Thanks for stopping by. Laura

  12. Wow, that is the coolest thing I've seen all week!


  13. Laura, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this idea. My DIL's all love candles so this will be a great idea for their Birthdays or even Christmas. You have some neat ideas, will be following along to see what other great ideas you have.


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