Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feel the Love Blog Hop - Candles


 Welcome to Feel the Love Blog Hop!  My valentine craft was decorating candles.  I started with ordinary white candles.  I cut strips of regular tissue paper in the size of the candle, and then stamped my design on it.  (For the brown ones, I just doodled with a brown crayola washable marker!).  After you have your tissue paper design, hold the tissue paper up to the candle and use an embossing gun to "melt" the paper to the candle.  The embossing gun heats up the wax and melts it a little so the tissue paper can stick.  Be very careful to keep your fingers out of the hot air stream, it's HOT!  I think you may be able to use a hair dryer on the hot setting too, for those of you that don't have an embossing gun.  If you put tissue paper on the top of the candle, make sure it's not too close to the wick or it will burn right away.  See below for a pic of the candle after it burned completely. 

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 Things I Simply Love Today
1.  Mercy Me (Kevin surprised me last night by taking me to their concert!)
2.  Quiet days with the kids
3.  Having my husband home after 12 long days!
4.  Cherry angel food cake my mom made for my birthday
5.  Knowing that God loves me more than my husband does - which must be A LOT!

The picture below is the candle after it was completely burned.  The tissue paper on the side actually didn't burn until ALL the wax was burned.  I was actually surprised when I went back to look at it and it was burned, it had been just a tube all night.

1. Jamie at Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My!
2. Karel at One by One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity
3. Nikki at The Glamorous Side of Scrapping
4.Elizabeth at Skittles and Scrapbooks
5. Brittni at Life's Musings
6. Jesi at Jesi's Things
7. Ellen at Card Monkey
8. Jessica at Overjoyed Scrapper
9. Casey at Simple Joy Crafting
10. Jenny at Crazy about Cricut
11. Shannon at My Scrappy Creations
12 Meagan at Beyond Paper
13. Jessica at Creative Stamper
14. Jill at The Scrapaholic
15. Aimee at Little P's Momma
16. Kathy at Kathy and 3 kids
17. Amanda at Something Sorta
18. Michelle at Holy Cricut
19. Kathy at The Beautiful Life
20. Angie at A Tuttle Time
21. Angela at Created with Joy


  1. Very nice Casey! Thanks for sharing.


  2. What a creative idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Cute and creative! I hadn't thought of the hair dyer thing...Thanks for sharing! ksjennings at gmail dot com and or/

  4. love all the candles! i can never get this technique down. either my images come out faded or i melt my candle! not as easy as it look, you did an awesome job!

  5. I love candles, and those are quite lovely. I haven't tried decorating candles...yet.

  6. What a great way to doll up your candles. tfs
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

  7. What a neat project! I've seen a lot of candle altering lately but never this technique. Very cool!

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  8. What an awesome idea and so easy. Love this idea.

  9. What a creative idea!!! I haven't done anything with candles yet. Great idea.


  10. What a great idea! Lucky you... to go to a Mercy Me concert! I love how you share your faith! I am a child of God too! I am a happy new follower of your blog... I love the little creatures you made out of pipe cleaners a couple of posts back! So adorable! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  11. those are great candles,thanks for sharing. a perfect way to get candles to match your entire house! tfs

  12. Thank you all, you have seriously made my day with your kind words!

  13. This is really cool, I love your candles!!

  14. Love your candles - I have an embossing gun but have never used it. Maybe I need to dust it off and try my hand at these lovely candles.
    Thanks for Sharing!

  15. Great idea. I had heard of using vellum but tissue paper sounds even better.

  16. Great idea. they are pretty.

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  17. Sure do love those candles!! Ihave made them before and you are right the heat tool does give off very hot air Ouch!!
    God Bless

  18. This is really cool. What a great bloggie you have here.

  19. Wonderful idea for a personalized gift. I am a new follower

    Thank you,
    countrygirlin_md at

  20. love the idea

  21. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

  22. love the idea! Great project


  23. What a great idea. Candle making is another one of the crafts I've dabbled in. Your idea would take it to the next level perhaps. Thanks,

    Mike at sbcglobal dot net

  24. Cool project!!! :) Your candles came out great!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  25. Weeeheyyyy i got to be follower number 20 =) Love your candles. Sooo pretty =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  26. I am a new follower, I make candles too!! Thanks for sharing, Karen<3

  27. I have never taken the time to get directions as to how to make these. Thank you for explaining. I will have to try.

    Your's are really pretty!!

  28. This is pretty cool! Thanks for the instructions. I think I want to try this for myself. I imagine you could get very creative with the designs.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  29. what a great idea! thanks for sharing. your candles came out really cute.

    thanks for joining my hop!


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