Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wedding Candle

I love these candles and they are so much fun to make. They make a wonderful keepsake for the couple and hey let's face it, if things don't work out it can be great therapy watching the candle burn. I admit I have a touch of pessimism in me at times.

My brother-in-law is getting married on Saturday so I made the candle with their wedding invitation and etched their monogram in the base. I already posted about their card so if you would like to find the specifics you can click HERE.
To make the candle I taped a piece of tissue paper to a piece of printer paper and copied their wedding invitation in my printer. Then I cut the tissue paper close to the printing and put it on the candle and wrapped the candle with wax paper. I used my heat gun and ran it across where the tissue paper was and the candle wax melted into the tissue paper. Easy Peasy!!

4 comments:

LeeAnn from NC said...

The candle is beautiful ! How did you do it ?

OmaGloria said...

LeeAnn I edited the post to include how I made the candle. Thank you for looking!

Denise From Boca said...

Did the wax paper stay on the candle too? or just the tissue paper. Also when I made them instead of taping, I used my spray adhesive I used to make the cricut mats sticky to make a piece of card stock sticky, and it was just enough to make my tissue paper stick. I made 70 for a wedding, so it was faster than taping I only sprayed once. Your colors seem more vibrant!

OmaGloria said...

WOW Denise 70 I couldn't imagine. I do good to make 1 at a time. :-)

No I take the wax paper off after I heat the wax. The first one I made I didn't wrap it in wax paper and I got a little heat gun happy and I had globs of melted wax all over. LOL So this time I used the wax paper and it kept all the wax even.

I use the "best" setting on my printer.