Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Candle

I created this candle to use as decoration at a harvest party we will be having tomorrow night at our church. This is my first try at decorating a candle.  I found this great tutorial on how to decorate a candle at Whiff of Joy.  You can see that tutorial by going here.   The image I used, Pippi, is from CC Designs.  I stamped the image onto a piece of white tissue paper.  I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils.  After coloring and cutting around the image I added it to the candle. I have a couple tips to help add the image to your candle. In the tutorial it says to use a heat gun.  My first tip is if you do not own a heat gun you can use a hair dryer in it's place. That is what I have done here.  Just be careful that you don't melt the candle too much.  My second tip is that you can hold the image in place with a piece of wax paper.  Just firmly hold the wax paper around the candle with the image in place underneath.  Make sure the waxy side of the paper is down and then add heat. 

After I added the image to the candle I finished it by decorating it with three orange rhinestones and some orange baker's twine.  I also added some crystal stickles to the wings.

I am entering this candle into the following challenges:

Inky Impressions: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Anything Goes

Paper Play: Halloween / Witches

Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments: No Designer Paper

Stampavie & More: Halloween

Scrappy Frogs: Something That Flies

Gingerloft: Halloween / Fall

Whoopsi Daisy: Fairy Magic

Top Tip Tuesday: Trick or Treat  (with tip)

Cupcake Inspiration: Photo Inspiration

Kaboodle Doodles: Halloween / Fall

Polly Craft Monday: Spooky Goings On

There She Goes Clear Stamps: Halloween / Autumn

ABC Challenge:B is for Boo

Corrosive Challenge: Flying Things


Anonymous said...

ahhh...I remember doing this technique but haven't done it in awhile, you did a fantastic job and your candle is so cute!

lalkygirl said...

what a fabulous candle,love the sweet image .
thanks for joining us at digi doodle shops best and good luck
i have candy on my blog if you would like to enter
tracey x

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play this week
hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

This is adorable, such cute candle and wonderful decoration :)
Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week :)
Hugs Lill

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Great candle, Love making them, your image is sooooo cute, Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Trick or Treat challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Cute Halloween Candle! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Vanni said...

Your candle is beautiful!

Thank you for joining this weeks Hanna and Friends Challenge.

Courtney said...

What a great project Mary and super cute too!! Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Penny's for our "Halloween" Challenge. Good Luck!!


Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Really adorable Mary, always have wanted to try this technique. I love how you added all the extras!! Thanks so much for playing this week at WHOOPSI DAISY and KABOODLE DOODLES this time:)

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet candle!
Great idea.
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Joey said...

Super cute candle Mary, love the boldness of your colours on her, Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

kyanos said...

such a fun project!!!!! love it!!!Thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

Daisychain said...

A gorgeous fairy candle, thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Cazza said...

Awwwww what a spooktacular candle!
Thanks for playing along in our 'Spooky Goings On' challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

Anita said...

Your candle is so cute. Love the gems you've added. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft Challenge this week.

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely candle thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Maggie's Crafts said...


Thank you so much for taking part in our Trick or Treat challenge this week at TTT! :)


Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous candle - I LOVE decorating candles this way - Great Top Tips too! I and have also written a tutorial on this for Top Tip Tuesday - have a look at our tutorial page here for even more tips (How to add an image to a candle).
I hope your party went well :)

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Trick or Treat' Challenge :)

Carol x

Annette said...

What a beautiful candle! Love the colors!
Thanks for joing us at Hanna and Friends!
Hugs Annette

Jackie said...

This is just so darling! I love the colors you used and how sweet your card turned out. Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog!

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured.Fabulous candle.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Starla B. said...

This is so fabulous! What a great idea. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for playing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

xx Star

Maheen said...

Fabulous candle,love the sweet image.I love the way in which you have design the card.
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