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…
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Pillar Candle
- White Tissue Paper
- Plain Printer Paper
- Wax Paper
- Heating tool or a lighter
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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s it! Your image should be fully transferred!
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!
~From FabulesslyFrugal (DiscountQueens)
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