Saturday, December 13, 2008

Decorating Candles

How are you doing with getting ready for Christmas? It's all 'go' here! Tonight I needed a little gift to put in a box I am giving away tomorrow, and I remembered how easy it is to personalise your own candles. So I went ahead and made one!

The details for how to decorate candles are at PaperCraftCentral, if you would like to know how to make some yourself. It's really easy and quick, and not expensive either!

Oh and I used the Stampin' Up! stamp set "City of David" to embellish this candle.

If you want some more ideas for last minute handmade Christmas gifts, I have put a few together for you.

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WARNING: I assume you know all this, but just in case.....Candles decorated with tissue should not be burned unless you place them in a hurricane lamp or similar for safety in the event that the tissue catches on fire, and please, NEVER burn ANY candle and leave it unsupervised!

Apparently there is a candle safe product available for stamping on. I am attempting to find it. If you hear of this product, would you please leave me a link or a comment so I can find it too?

Thanks in advance! Stay safe!


Suzanne said...

Thank you for these directions Susan. This is a technique I've been wanting to try, but haven't yet. Do you know if it is safe to burn the candle after this has been done? I've never seen this answered anywhere and have wondered. I've always been afraid you can't and people would.
It's nice hearing from you again. Now I need to work to update my BLOG......

Lee said...

Heyyyyyyyyyyyy Susan!!!! Glad to see you posting!!! And I love this candle idea....I still haven't tried stamping on candles yet...but they sure make gorgeous gift ideas!!!!

Tanyah Payne said...

how lovely susan! great gift idea for sure! Xx

Chriss Rollins said...

Thanks for the instructions and we all seem to need that last min pressy.
Off now to check out PCC.

hope you are well and taking care.
chriss x

Grace said...

Thank you for this post, Susan. Hmm, maybe I will try this one, too. :)
Merry Christmas to you and to the rest of the family.