Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Decorative candles

Another great idea from Not So Idle Hands

This is a great idea for an easy hostess gift, or giveaway at your Christmas party (that's what I am doing with mine)

You will need white tissue paper, votive candles, a mini hole punch, a heat gun, a pretzel bag, ribbon and decorative paper.

Start with white tissue paper. Stamp some festive images in different colors. The stamped image should fit on the face of the candle.

Cut out the stamped image. I used a circle squeeze punch (the trick to using the punch is to put a piece of paper behind the tissue paper).

Next punch a hole in the middle of the image. Place the image on top of the candle (the wick goes through the hole). Next grab your heat gun. Melt the image into the wax. (Really you are heating up the wax below and the image will dry in the wax.)

After you do 5 candles they fit nicely into a pretzel bag. There are some great tags to put with the candles here, because they are for decorative use only. I mounted the tags on some scalloped circles, punched a hole and used the ribbon to tie the tag to the bag. Viola - a pretty gift!


  1. Those are so cute! I have never seen these before!
    Thanks for linking these up as well!

  2. These are cute candles! Thanks for the blog visit and sweet comment :)

  3. So cute! Such a great way to personalize a gift. Thanks so much for linking this up to Homemade Christmas!!