How to make Personalised Candles with Pictures on them

If you're looking for a cute homemade gift idea, you will love these personalised candles to gift to friends and family. They are essentially a candle with pictures on them and turn out SO CUTE! They are pretty easy to make too. Follow the step by step directions below to find out how to make your own personalised candles with pictures on them.

How to make personalised candles with pictures on them

 

Looking for more handmade gifts from kids? Be sure to try out this personalised snowman mug or this kids drawing keyring.


How to make personalised candles

Keepsake gifts are some of the cutest ones to receive. Kids of all ages will LOVE to help you make these personalised candles with pictures on them. Before you know it, they'll be making all kinds of candle artwork begging to make more! Personalised candles can make a great gift as they double for decoration.

What a beautiful way to utilise all those drawings your child has laying around, huh?

Note: these candles are not great for burning as you won't want to burn the artwork. If you choose to burn them, please be careful and do not burn past the pictures as they could catch alight.

Scroll down below for the step by step directions that show you how to put a picture on a candle!

How to put a picture on a candle


Personalised candles


Candle artwork supplies:


  • White candles
  • White tissue paper
  • Waxed paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer

How to make personalised candles with pictures of them


STEP 1: Gather up your supplies


Before you get started, gather up all the supplies you need. This will make the process easier as you aren't searching for things, but rather, can focus on making your fun candles with pictures on them.

STEP 2: Create drawing


First things first - invite your child over to create a drawing with markers on the white tissue paper. Or, if preferred, trace an already existing drawing your child has done.

candle artwork


STEP 3: Add drawing to your candle


Next, cut around the drawing on tissue paper, leaving some space around the edges. 

How to make a candle with picture

Once you've done that, place the picture on the candle followed by wax paper over the top. Pull the wax paper tightly to hold it in place.

How to make a personalised candle with picture

How to put a picture on a candle


STEP 4: Apply heat to your drawing


Now to add your image to your candle! Turn your hairdryer on and hold it a couple inches away from the candle to apply heat. Continuously move it back and forth over the image for 2-3 minutes, until the drawing is stuck to the candle.

How to put a picture on a candle with a hairdryer


STEP 5: Finalise the candle with picture


Now all you need to do is remove the waxed paper and check that your picture has stuck to the candle. If any parts haven't stuck simply reapply the wax paper and heat again.

Once the picture has stuck to the candle your candle artwork is ready to gift or display around the house.

You could add to this keepsake gift idea by creating various drawings around the candle instead of just the front. You could also have your child write their name or another phrase to add to the candle. See what other ideas you can come up with! If you'd like to add more drawings to your candle, just repeat the steps above.

Note: you will want to be extra careful when burning these candles! Do not burn them past the art work.

Personalised candle with picture

Kids of all ages will enjoy making these personalised candles with pictures on them to gift to friends and family. Watch their excitement as they see how to put a picture on a candle. How are you going to gift your candle artwork? Personalised candles really do make the cutest gifts! 

How to make personalised candles with picture on them. Candle artwork.

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