Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Candle

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I have been decorating the house for the past few weeks.

My Momma harvested some Bittersweet for me. It looks amazing on my mantel.

Today, while walking around World Market I found a Mexican Pumpkin candle. Tonight, I decorated it.

So I gather my supplies. My candle. Tissue paper. Wax paper. Copy paper. Markers. Scissors, Embossing Gun.

Next, I put the tissue paper on top of the copy paper and used the markers to draw a design. (you need to put the copy paper under the tissue paper because it bleeds through. you can also tape the tissue paper to the copy paper to make it a little more steady. ) I used recycled tissue paper so it was a bit crinkly.

Trim up the tissue paper, as close to the design as possible.
Then take the design and put it on the candle. Wrap the design and entire candle in wax paper.
Holding the candle and wax paper from the back, take your embossing gun and heat up the design. This is pretty cool. It does not take long, maybe 20-30 seconds, you can actually see the wax melting onto the candle.

Be careful, it can get pretty hot, which is why you want to keep your hands back.

The end result! I am pleased. And can I tell you, it took me less than 1/2 hour to decorate this candle.

And now it sits on my mantel. Ready for company next week.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Clever girl! That's very nice.
    -deb t.

  2. Super awesome! Now that I know it works, I will definitely have to try.