This has got to be one of my all-time favorite "go~to" quick gifts around the holidays - STAMPED CANDLES! I'm using turquoise here, my Grammy always decorated her whole house in shades of blue & turquoise at Christmas - she always was a little non-traditional! She would have LOVED these candles!
I used PapertreyInk's Damask set... to be honest, one of the reasons I BOUGHT this set was to make candles - lol!
If you've never seen this, here's a little how-to...
STAMP your image(s) onto the tissue paper, using white for a white candle is best! Cut out the image fairly close to the edges. Wrap it around the candle to make sure it fits.
Take a piece of wax paper & wrap it (wax side against the tissue) very tightly around the candle, sandwiching the tissue in between. Using your heat gun (be careful - it gets hot!), heat the wax paper until the tissue "disappears". The image will darken up a little, too.
Slowly peel off the wax paper, and violà! Next, set your rhinestones (I always use an exacto to help get them in the right place.) And you're done! This takes less than 10 minutes form start to finish & it's easy!
Since it's Christmas in July, I'll be showing other cool, easy/cheap projects everyday this week! So make sure you check back!
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