Thursday, September 24, 2009

Home Made Christmas - Personalized Candles



As promised, today I have a Home Made Christmas idea that you can make yourself. A very simple, inexpensive gift that most people will absolutely love. This tutorial comes from my new friend Amy at The Idea Room. The gift is Personalized candles.

Below is a picture of the ones that the kids and I made for Vaughn last Christmas. We simply printed the photos out on regular computer paper and wrote a message on some tissue paper and used a hair dryer to melt the picture and message onto the candle.Vaughn loved these candles and the kids and I had so much fun making them.

I also had fun making these candlesand one lucky reader will win them for their very own. Leave a comment and you will be automatically entered to win. I will draw a random name and post it in next week's Home Made Christmas post. You can keep them and place them somewhere where they will be lovely, or you can give them as a gift to someone.

Amy asks on her blog if you can maybe use a hair dryer. That's what I did. I had read somewhere else about this same project and if you wrap that candle in wax paper, use the ends to hold the candleit melts the wax more evenly than just the hair dryer without the wax paper. (In this picture, I used the plastic that the candle came wrapped in. I made the giveaway candles at lunch and didn't realize until I got home that we were out of wax paper.)

Have fun making these candles and be sure to send me pictures if you make one. If I can Pray for you, please let me know.

7 comments:

Living Water said...

I love them---and hope I win them!

Becky Dietz said...

Oops! That was me---Becky!

Sandi C said...

Hey I want entered!! Cool idea~ alreay thinking who I can make those for!!

Enjoli DeLeon said...

Cool Kaci! I am going to try that!

Kaci Lusk said...

One thing I forgot to leave in the post, be sure the wax paper is wax side in ;)

Carrie said...

Kaci you are just so talented! I don't even know if I would have time to do them. They are beautiful!

Kaci Lusk said...

Carrie, you have plenty of time, I ran to Dollar Tree, bought those candles, made both of them on my lunch hour and still had time to eat and get back to the office.