|Stamping on candles|
|Workshop hostess gift|
MINI TUTORIAL: Stamped candles
Pick your candle (a white candle is the best). Here, I chose a tealight candle. I think these are really easy to do. Next, choose your stamp image. You will need white tissue paper. Stamp your image on the tissue paper. Either punch out or cut out what you want on your candle (here I used a circle punch and punched out the center of an ornament stamp. I placed the tissue paper on top of copy paper then punched it out. I did have a little tearing, but nothing major - I bet you can't tell by looking at my candle above :O). If you are using a tealight, use your 1/16" hand punch, and punch a tiny hole in the middle of your tissue image for the wick, and feed the wick through that little hole. Place the tissue paper on your candle. Using your heat tool, heat up the tissue paper and the candle. What you end up doing is melting the candle so the tissue paper embeds into the candle. I don't know how the candle will burn. I'm not sure it's a good idea to burn it, but if you try it, let me know how it works for you.
I bet you thought it would be so much harder than that! They are so pretty and they would make such a beautiful hostess gift for all those holiday parties you will go to!
Here is what the top of my gift looked like. I used the same ornament stamp and the corresponding ornament punch. I added some bling and a small tag, and voila! A beautiful gift!
CARD STOCK: Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
STAMPS: Delightful Decorations & Tiny Tags
INKS: Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green
TOOLS: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, Ornament Punch, 1/16" Hand Punch, Basic Rhinestone Accents, Heat Tool, Medium Flat Cello Bags, tealight candle (not SU!), & tissue paper (not SU!)
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If you would like to try this technique, but want some help, let me know. I'd love to show you how I made them.