Friday, October 16, 2020

Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a candle

 With this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Halloween Candle from a blank candle.


Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a blank candle

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Ok, after an entire month of Halloween projects, this is my last one.  I think.  Maybe.  I told myself I was done after our house and porch were decorated and here I am still creating things.  So if I come up with more projects, you'll be the first to know!  :)

How to add an image to a candle and make a Halloween Candle


I saw a candle with a cute skeleton on it online.  I'm not even sure where I saw it.  But it totally inspired me to make some candles.  In my rubber stamping/scrapbooking days, I used to stamp images onto tissue paper and then melt them onto candles, so I figured I could do something similar with Halloween images.     

Halloween die cut images to adhere to blank candles



I whipped up a printable sheet with a bunch of Halloween images.  Right click and save to your computer and print.


Halloween Candles - supplies needed to add an image to a blank candle



In addition to the printable, gather other supplies needed:  wax paper, heat gun, blank white candles



Halloween candles - cut out image printed on white copy paper


After printing out the image sheet on thin copy paper, cut the image out at the very edge of the image.


Halloween candle - use wax paper to hold image onto candle



Place the image where you want it on the candle.  Wrap the candle with wax paper.  Then heat the image with a heat gun.  Be very careful where you hold the candle because you can easily burn yourself.  


Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a blank candle




Watch the image carefully as it heats.  You'll be able to see the wax melt into the image.  That's when you know it's done.  


Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a blank candle


I also used the spiderweb image and the image of the crow.  You can slightly see the paper from the image on the spiderweb.  But not enough that would deter me from making another candle.


Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a blank candle


This is such an easy and inexpensive technique.  It makes me so excited to think of all of the different candles I could make!  Don't be surprised if you see candles showing up in my decorations each holiday.


Halloween Candle - how to add an image to a blank candle



These Halloween Candles were super simple to make and quite fun actually.  I just love the way they turned out!  With just a couple of supplies, you can make oodles of candles with any image on them.  Make Halloween Candles by adding images to blank candles today.

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