Thursday, May 8, 2008


The great thing about the blog and message board community is the sharing of talent and projects. I found the idea for these candles on the Cricut message board. Susan was kind enough to share the directions for the most gorgeous candle she had created. So I tried it myself and could not believe how simple they were to make and who could resist these cuties?

1. Print your photograph on the BEST setting for plain old COPY paper from your printer. 2. Cut your photograph out to desired size. 3. Tear off a piece of (cooking) wax paper. 4. Place the photograph onto the candle. Right side up. 5. Place the waxed paper over top of the photograph (pulling tightly around the candle) 6. Using an embossing gun or hairdryer on HIGH, (not too close) to heat it the wax. 7. You know you're doing it right when you can see the wax melt through the picture. (It will look wet) 8. Once the whole picture has melted through, carefully peel the wax paper off. 9. Your photograph should then be inside of your candle. 10. I let mine sit for about 30 mins to cure, or you can pop it into the freezer for a few mins. 11. Now all you need to do is embellish it. P.S. You might want to buy a couple of cheap candles at the Dollar Store to practice perfecting your technique.


  1. That is AWESOME!!!!! I am so excited to try this! I wish the stores were open RIGHT NOW! Those are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Deborah, you are amazing! Thanks for the GREAT IDEA!!!

  2. Those are beautiful Deborah!!! Thanks for passing on the instructions. May have to print those and use them for next mothers day or even for Christmas