It's crazy easy how this is done! I was at a Women's fellowship at my church this past weekend and we made Christmas gifts. When I saw this, I knew I had to grab my phone and start snapping pictures so I could share it with you guys! (so please excuse the somewhat blah pictures... my iPhone was the closest camera I had)
First get you a square of tissue paper. You'll want to place it on a napkin or something so the ink doesn't bleed through and ruin anything.
Then get your ink and ink of up the stamp of your choice. We used Staz On ink. It has to be permanent ink.
Stamp onto the tissue paper. The base stamp I used had "New Oreleans" themed words in a fancy script.
Then I added a fleur-de-lis stamp on top of that.
Once you finish stamping the tissue paper, you'll need to trim the paper to where it'll fit on the candle.
Get your candle (you can use whatever kind you like... just make sure the color isn't too dark or the ink won't show up).
Then place the tissue paper on the candle. See how it fits exactly?
Now wrap the candle and tissue paper with wax paper. Leave enough so you have a "handle" to hold on the back.
Now use an embossing heat tool (they cost around $20 or so. I got mine on clearance at Walmart for $10). I asked about whether a blow dryer would work but it doesn't get hot enough.
Slowly heat the paper to the candle. Be sure not to stay in one spot too long or the candle will start dripping on you. This is where you'll be happy you have that handle because even with it, it gets REALLY HOT! It'll be done when you can no longer really see the tissue paper. (Mine could've done with a little more heat)
Peel the wax paper off and there you have it! A fancy-shmancy candle that looks like it costs a whole bunch but really is super cheap!
Don't forget about What's Cooking Wednesday tomorrow! Can't wait to see what you guys have been cooking up!
Oh, and don't forget about the Aunt Peg's Jewelry GIVEAWAY! It ends SATURDAY! More info HERE!