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« on: February 24, 2006 08:07:14 PM »

Hey everyone!

I actually have two questions but both are about candles.  First:  I want to make candles with pictures on them kind of like these memorial candles:

Second, I love love love these monogram candles and I'd like to make a bunch.  Any ideas on how to attach the letters to the glass votive candle holders in a safe way?

Thanks for all your help in advance!


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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 08:38:58 PM »

I saw a topic around here ages ago, that used tissue style paper and baking paper to hearts on, they used tissue paper the same colour as the candle, and placed it on the side, wrapped the baking paper shiny side down to the candle and then used a hair dryer to make it stick.

You could do that, but, to get the picture you want onto the tissue paper, you'd have to cut out a piece of the tissue paper and sticky tape it down onto normal paper and run it through your printer to get the picture you want... then do the same as for the candle,

That should work, I have done the tissue paper stuck to printer paper thing before and it worked fine, just make sure its stuck down flat.

For the Monogrammed votive holder things... you could maybe paint it on using a glass paint..?? or maybe spray paint..? im not too sure on that, you could also use that glass etching stuff... But i havent ever used it before...

I will try and find the link for the candle for you Smiley



ETA Here is the link Tissue Paper Candle With Tutorial
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006 10:09:18 AM »

You can use "water slide decal paper" as well. We used it for our unity candle when we got married.

Do a searh on eBay for it...they even have kinds that you can run thru laser or ink jet printers.

Oh, and for the votives, don't use hot glue...I know, it sounds obvious, but it didn't occur to me at all
how hot the glass gets and the hot glue I used to hold the ribbon on my votives melted. (we wrapped the votive holders in bright organza ribbon)
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006 10:36:22 AM »

Maybe high-temp hot glue? 
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006 10:49:14 PM »

For the picture candles do you think like iron on t-shirt transfers would work?

Just wondering....

« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006 11:10:19 PM »

The glass votive holders may just have printed stickers on them.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2006 08:28:10 AM »

The glass votive holders probably get hot enough (with a lit candle inside) to cause the adhesive on a regular sticker to melt off.    On the other hand, it may be that they're meant for decoration, not actual use.    I'm guessing that t-shirt transfers probably require too much heat to be safely used on a candle. 
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006 10:16:06 AM »


PM me if you want, I can send you a version of the monogrammed votive, with instructions on how to make it if you wish.  Also, most Memory/Memorial  candles are not really meant to be burned. A great deal of them are burned just enough to place a tealight candle in the top and then the tealight is burned and replaced as needed. ( I do not even add a wick to the candles I make that are similar to these, mine are molded for a tealight.) Anyways, in that case, the memorial candle may just have some heavyweight printed paper around it. As long as the paper product is no where near the top of the candle and you extinguish the wick before it gets too far down you are fine. You will find in a lot of "Trash to Treasure" type of books, they show how to improve a regular candle by adhering wallpaper scraps or something to it.
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