Do It Yourself Candle Image Transfers! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

My grandfather has always been a shutterbug and even though he isn’t a professional or even a hobbyist, he’s always lugged a camera around with him. So, I learned to value photography very early in life and use it to capture moments that I want to remember. So, for Mother’s Day, I decided I wanted to give my grandmother a photography gift. But, I didn’t want to just hand her a framed photo. Luckily, I came across a candle project that I loved so much that I decided to recreate it and gift it to her on Mother’s Day. Here’s how to make your own too…

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Here’s what you’re going to need:

The first few steps are exactly like the one’s in our DIY Photo Shrinky Dink project. Pick the photo you want to work with and prep your paper.

Take a piece of white tissue paper and cut it so that it’s just a bit larger than a plain piece of printer paper. Then, fold over and tape the excess tissue paper to the back of your printer paper.

IMG_8470 Once your paper is taped, place it into your printer so that the tissue paper is the side that gets printed on. *Make sure to set your printer paper properties on transparency film! This setting prints perfectly on tissue paper!

Print your image onto your tissue paper.

IMG_8472Remove the tissue paper from the printer paper and trim your image. I did not want to use the entire image so I trimmed the background away.

IMG_8477Once your image is trimmed the way that you desire, place it onto your pillar candle ink side up.

My tissue paper had a bit of static in it so it stayed in place on my candle and I could place it exactly as I wanted it without too much of a problem.

When your image is placed where you’d like it to remain, take a piece of wax paper and wrap it around your candle. *Having a bit of extra wax paper does allow you to grab the slack and use it as a holder of sorts which will benefit you in the next step.

IMG_8483Now, take your heating tool and gently heat the wax paper. It will begin to melt over your image.

IMG_8486(Don’t let go of the excess wax paper on the back of the candle when you’re melting your wax paper. I just did that so I had a hand to take a picture)

Once the wax paper begins to melt, you will begin to see your image come through the paper clearly. Stop heating once you see this happen.

IMG_8488Now, slowly peel the wax paper away from the candle.

That’s it! Your image should be fully transferred!

IMG_8492If you happen to see any bits of wax sticking up, use your finger to lightly pat down (or wipe away) the flakes.

See how simple that was?!

I hope you enjoy making these candle image transfers yourself! They’re a great way to commemorate special occasions!

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A Warm Greeting of Happy Mother’s Day 2015 to All our Mommies out there! 

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Comments

  • Diane

    Question what side of the waxed paper do you use or does it not matter?
    Other questions do the results turn out on any color candled? I have some I got that are a cranberry color and with that said I would like to do some for Christmas favors for the ladies. Then I would add members that have passed to their candles. D

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