Friday, 2 November 2012

Seasonal Candles

I thought I would try something a little different this week for my DT creation for Creative Expressions using the Heartfelt Ornamental Medallion stamp set.
I love candles for Christmas and decorating them is so simple but gives such a professional finish. These make perfect long lasting inexpensive gifts for family and friends.
It takes a few simple steps to create these candles. Firstly stamp the image onto plain white tissue paper using any StazOn ink.
Cut around the image, you do not have to be exact with this just simply cut around the outside edge of the image.
Add a little glue using a glue stick to hold the image into place.
Wrap the candle with greaseproof paper, ensuring you have enough to grab hold of at the back of your candle, this will prevent you burning your hands.  At this stage you simply heat the image with your heat tool; you will see a subtle change in the tissue and that's it the image is transferred onto the candle and the tissue is invisible.
I stamped my candles in two different colours adding decorative pearls to one for a little more interest and dimension.
I wrapped natural twine around the top of each candle to add a little more texture and decoration.
I also added two ornate wooden baubles to each candle to give the perfect finishing touch to my gifts.
Simple, inexpensive, fun to create and a long lasting gift!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


butterfly said...

Lovely decorated candles - love that the shapes are echoed from the images to the baubles!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

These certainly look professional Tracy. Lovely colours and designs. Who wouldn't want of these for Christmas?
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

lilygee said...

What a great idea Tracy - they look wonderful and thanks so much for showing us how you did it - I will certainly have a go at it.
hugs Jean xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Just fab and what a great way to use these those wooden baubles to they are a fab addition! Trace. X

Anonymous said...

The embellishments enhance the stamping and honestly these are the best candles I've seen.
Stunning creations and gorgeous gifts.
I'd planned on working on a candle myself today but after reading this post I am suffering from a huge inferiority complex!!!

gayle said...

Looks lovely Tracy, what a great idea!

Shary said...

these are so pretty Tracy , really love the pink ornament. Also love the little wooden embellishment. x

Terry said...

Hey there sweets, I LOVEEEEE your candles, I think your such a smart lady and so full of idea's. Wowzerss love em hun, very beautifully made. Hugs Terry xxxx

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous candles and they would make the perfect centrepiece for a Christmas table!! Absolutely lovely, as always...
Have a good weekend, love Emma xx

Gillian .... said...

These would make fab centre pieces on the christmas table, love the added wooden embellishments. x

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are stunning, Tracy, and the wooden embellishments and twine really add to them. A perfect gift,

Lucy x

Redanne said...

Simple, inexpensive, fun AND totally gorgeous result!! They are beautiful and love the way you have embellished them too.

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhhhh So pretty and would make lovely gifts.I like how you wrapped the twine around the candle.
Tracy I'm such a bad blogger these days and running so far behind. Doing some catching up now.
Hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

These candles are fantastic! Will have to give this a try. Thanks for the tute, Tracy.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful altered candles, love the added baubles!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful candles. The images are perfect with the wood accent! I have never successfully done this technique and yours is gorgeous!