Tutorial: Transfer a Picture To A Candle
This Tutorial will show you how you can transfer a Marker drawn picture to a candle. This is a great idea for personalizing a nice gift for someone. First you will need to gather the following supplies:
- White Candle
- White Tissue Paper
- Markers or Sharpie Pens
- Wax Paper
- Blow Dryer or Heat Gun
This is a super simple and quick way to decorate a candle with your open personal design. I think stencils work nice for this sort of thing but you could also free hand your own design or have a child make a picture to decorate the candle with.
So first make your design, using your Sharpies or other markers and carefully draw it on your tissue paper. For the star design I made for my candle I used a Martha Stewart Edger Punch on a piece of paper to make my own stencil and placed it on top of my tissue paper and used a black Sharpie to create my design. Next you want to cut as close to your design as you can. This is all illustrated in the picture below.
Once you have your design cut out you want to take a piece of wax paper that’s big enough to wrap around your candle with a bit extra to hold onto to pinch it back so you can make sure that the wax paper is nice and taut around your candle.
Position your design where you want it on the candle then carefully wrap the wax paper around the candle, careful not to move the position of you design.
Next comes the last part. Hold the wax paper taut around your candle, and use a blow dryer or heat gun to slowly move back and forth over your design for about 30 seconds. For mine I had my blow dryer on high. Then just peel away the wax paper and your design should then be melded into your candle and will look something like this:
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