DIY How to Add Images to Candles
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Materials Needed: 
  • Heat Gun
  • Tissue Paper
  • Printer Paper
  • Tape
  • Wax Paper
  • Printer
  • Candle

Project Steps


You guys, I'm so excited about the new product I tried of HomeRight's. I love everything I use of theirs and this one did not disappoint. I've always wanted to try out their Heat Gun but I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with it. I finally found the perfect project to try out! I love personalized items and recently I gave my blog a makeover. I had a new logo made and completely changed the look of my blog. I wanted to add a little of my new blog look to my office so the candle idea came to life!

A heat gun can also be used to dry paint, make embossed towels, melt crayons for art, burn wood, and more!

Step 1

Prepare the Tissue Paper

To start you will want to grab some tissue paper and tape it to a regular piece of printer paper. Tissue paper will jam your printer so you want to secure it to a regular piece of paper for it to work properly.

Step 2

Size Your Design

When setting up your picture to print, make sure you change the size of the photo so it fits your candle. I shrunk mine down to 30% so that it would fit perfectly on the small candle.

Step 3

Cut Out the Design

Feed the paper into your printer the correct way. With mine, I had to put the paper in upside down. After it prints then cut out the picture, not leaving a ton of excess tissue paper. Place the tissue paper onto a candle where you would like it to be.

Step 4

Place the Wax Paper

To protect the candle it's good to use some wax paper on top of the tissue paper when melting it onto the candle.             

Step 5

Melt Tissue Paper on Candle

Next hold your hand away from where you aim the heat gun and watch the tissue paper melt onto the candle.                   

Step 6

Hold for 30 Seconds

With this small of a candle it only takes about 30 seconds for the tissue paper to adhere to the candle. You don't want to do it too long as the candle will start melting! Ha!

Step 7

Remove Wax Paper

Remove the wax paper (it will not be stuck at all) and your personalized candle is finished!                                                    

Step 8

It is such a quick and easy project and it can also be a great gift! I want to make more now for friends and use their logos from their businesses!  

Step 9

I hope everyone has a great week and don't forget to head on over to my blog, Refashionably Late for lots of great DIY and home decor projects! I'll see you next month with a fun furniture makeover! One of my favorite things to do!

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How to transfer images to a candle using tissue paper and a homeright heat gun

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