Love print candles? They’re perfect for celebrations like birthdays or weddings, but can also be beautiful for holidays, too. Unfortunately, they can be somewhat pricey – but you can DIY it for pennies. Why spend up to $20 for a candle when you can make it for around $2? It’s super easy and can be customized any way you’d like.
So let’s DIY print candles
- A smooth sided candle (4 to 5 inches tall works best)
- tissue paper (the kind you wrap gifts with)
- gift wrap tape
- card stock
- push pins
- hair dryer
- printer <that’s the affiliate link to the one I use
Cut a piece of tissue paper to be the same size as the card stock, then tape them together around just on the edges. Just 2-3 bits on each edge will do. Then run it through the printer so you print on the tissue side.
You won’t need the entire piece printed, just the size of the candle.
Next, trim the tissue so it fits just around the candle neatly, then use a pushpin to hold it in place.
Using the hair dryer, blow directly through the paper towards the candle. You want to slightly melt the wax so that it will grab the paper. It only takes a few minutes and you’ll see the melted wax adhere to the paper.
And then you have custom print candles. These candles burn into themselves, not all the way across, so the flame never meets the paper. As always, never leave burning candles unattended.
While they may not be 100% the same, it’s a great way to get custom print candles on a fraction of the budget.