Saturday, January 17, 2015

Photo Candles

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Since I'm always looking for the perfect, personal gift for my friends and family, and I love candlelight, photo candles were just meant to happen. Here's how you can transfer a photo onto a candle!

What you need:
- Candles (I found simple white ones work best)
- Wax paper
- Tracing paper
- Hair Dryer

Step 1: print out your favorite photos onto the tracing paper.
Step 2: cut out the photos and try to leave as little border as possible.
Step 3: place the photos on the candle with the ink facing outside.
Step 4: take a piece of wax paper and cover the photo with it.
Step 5: use your hair dryer and go over the photo until you see the wax paper melting (use an oven mitt!).
Step 6: peel off the wax paper and your photo is attached to the candle.

Easy peasy right? I recommend to not light up the candle, since the paper is now part of it and might catch fire once the flame reaches it. Just make them decorative candles, they're pretty enough!

Love, Laetitia

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  1. This is a pretty interesting idea, which could be used not only for photos but also drawings or designs, and I agree that lighting up the candle would probably not be so wise, plus it would probably look pretty scary while burning!

    Rae | love from berlin