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Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in 3D Projects | 2 comments

DIY Christmas Candles

DIY Christmas Candles. During this time of year, I receive numerous emails asking me questions about candles, how to decorate them with Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets, and safety issues of wrapping metal around a candle.  Every year we look for fresh, new ideas to help you create dazzling candles and this year is no exception. There are so many questions I can answer about how to make a Christmas Candle, but today I am going to address a common problem ALL of us run into when purchasing candles COLOR!

DIY Christmas CandlesYou read that right!  The first thing we are going to address about creating a Christmas Candle is how to create it in the color of YOUR CHOICE. One of the biggest frustrations I find when purchasing candles is that I can’t find them in the color I need.  I usually have to run all around town just to find something that is close to what I am looking for.  Then, when I look at the price tag I jump out of my skin.  Colored candles are quite expensive and can turn an inexpensive gift into one that breaks the bank.  

I was on a quest to find a way to have colored candles without breaking the bank.  I am so excited to share with you that I found the solution! You will be surprised how easy it is to do this; you will run to get the supplies needed to make your own Christmas Candles this year.  You will be SO EXCITED about this discovery that you will NEVER buy a colored candle from a store again.  

Today, we will just address the coloring of candles but stay tuned because I am also going to teach you the following in the days and weeks ahead:

1. How to Have a Dripless Candle

2. How to Scent Your Own Candle

3.  Decorative Ideas for Your Christmas Candles

4. How to Create Different Textures on Candles


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  1. I love it! lots of questions: Did u do that whole candle with what u initially inked on the dauber? how would I do a bigger candle? how long did u let the first coat dry before u did the second coat? TFS!!

    • Donna,

      No I didn’t I added a little more. It all depends on how the candle takes the color. I had done it on a different type candle when I did my first sample and the color took better. That has to do with if there is any residue on the candle. That is why it is important to wipe it down with alcohol.

      To ink a larger candle you do exactly the same thing. I laid it on its side and held it and did a section at a time. I let it dry for about 5-10 minutes and then went for the second coat to make sure I didn’t have any fingerprints on it. I held on to the wick when needed.

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