Celebrate your mom with one or two of our thoughtful (and creative) Mother’s Day photo candles. A heartfelt gift that can double as a centerpiece, these candles are even sweeter when paired with our DIY match jar. The process can also be used to make lovely gifts for a milestone birthday, Christmas, or as decor elements for a bridal or baby shower!
- White pillar candles
- White tissue paper
- Printer paper
- Clear tape
- Wax paper
- Embossing heat gun (found at any craft store) or hair dryer
Step 1: Cut out a piece of white tissue paper slightly smaller than a sheet of printer paper, then tape the tissue shiny side down to the paper.
Step 2: Print your desired photograph onto the tissue (just feed the paper with the tissue attached into your printer as usual). Cut out, leaving a little border around your image.
Step 3: Place your tissue-paper image on the candle and wrap a piece of wax paper tightly around both. Tip: Make sure and make the wax paper tight, otherwise you little creases will be melted into your candle.
Step 4: Apply heat to the image using your embossing heat gun. (If you use a hairdryer for this process, use a diffuser attachment or wear gloves to protect your skin from the heat.) Continue applying heat to the image until you see the ink coming through (it becomes darker and clearer).
Step 5: Gently and slowly peel the wax paper off, and your picture candle is complete!