Can you hear it?? That’s the sound of the holiday season tiptoeing up behind us! I’m one that’s all for planning/shopping/cooking early so that when the holidays are upon us, we are much more free to ride the joyful wave of festivities stress-free!
So in the spirit of planning ahead, today I have a simple, fun little craft idea for you that would make an excellent gift for friends, family, secret santas, and hostesses alike:
For you visual learners, you’ll find step by step photos if you keep scrollin’ on down. But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
What you’ll need:
A white pillar candle
A rubber stamp
A heat gun
Stamp your image onto the tissue paper, and cut it out – fairly close to the image, but no need to cut all the way up to the lines. Place your tissue paper image onto the candle. Tear a piece of wax paper roughly the height of the candle and wrap it around the candle tightly, holding it taut (and covering your image). Using a heat gun, heat the image and wax paper until you see it starting to “melt” into the candle. The image will become more vivid, and the tissue paper will disappear. Slowly peel off the wax paper to reveal your image! If you can still see some tissue paper, you can re-cover and re-heat it until it’s all gone.~
I would buy a candle from the Dollar store to practice on a little bit before you do the real thing. It’s not hard, but takes a little while to get the hang of how much heat is too much heat (which then creates drips in the candle). It’ll only take you a couple of tries though – then you’ll be a pro!
Ta-da!!! Is that not too cool for school?!
You girls all inspired to get crafty yet? 🙂 Hope so! And have I got a treat for you today:
The other gals in The Sisterhood have been cookin’ up some handmade goodness today too, so head on over to The Failte House to see Sheila’s beautiful chalkboard frame creations:
And to Like Ordinary Life to ooh and ahhh over Tina’s darling pillow:
WE’RE ALL GIVING AWAY OUR CRAFTS TO YOU!!!!!!