Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Candles

I created these adorable House Mouse Christmas candles as my Design Team project for Stamping Scrapping. They are very easy to do and make a really cute Christmas decoration.


I have seen this done a few different times on the internet and finally decided that I needed to give it a try. It's actually a very simple procedure. To get started, you will need a few basic supplies, plain white tissue paper, a white candle, ink, markers, a stamp, wax paper, and a heat

gun. The first step is to stamp your image on the tissue paper. If you look carefully you will see there is a shiny and a flat side to the tissue paper. Stamp and color on the shiny side. I stamped my image in memento and colored it in with copics. The tissue paper is thin, so I suggest putting a sheet of white paper underneath the tissue paper to protect whatever surface you are coloring on. After you are finished coloring your image, you need to cut it out (carefully the tissue paper is really thin) leaving as little tissue paper around the image as possible. Then get your candle and put a small strip of double stick tape on the candle where you want your image to be. Stick the image on and wrap wax paper all the way around the candle leaving extra in the back to hold on to. Then you get your heat gun and move it around melting the image into the candle. You will see the image get a little shiny the tissue paper "disappearing". Be careful not to overheat and start melting the candle. I haven't tried this yet on colored candles to see how it works, but I

think I will soon since it was so easy. I got my candles at the dollar store. My daughter loved this idea and she wanted to make one herself. She colored the little guy on the right with the all red hat. When doing this project with kids, I wouldn't let them hold the candle while it's getting heated. It can get pretty hot especially on the small candles since there really isn't enough room to get your hand out of the way. So, there you go some adorable House Mouse Christmas candles. You can purchase these and other great House Mouse images from Cindy at stampingscrapping.com or stampscrapsave.com



6 comments:

Patty said...

Oh Mindy! Those are absolutely ADORABLE! I figured you used mod podge to put them on - I like your trick better - sounds easier! I'll have to try that!!!

Katie Cotton said...

these are adorable mindy!

Billie said...

I *LOVE* THESE! And I knew Patty would too with her House Mouse addiction! ;o)

I think I just figured out what to give my grandmother for Christmas!!!

THANK YOU, Mindy! She is SO HARD to figure out what to give!!!

denise said...

Mindy love these!

What a great job....

Chrissy C said...

These are adorable! I want to try...lol!

susanwilliamsrn said...

this is fabulous! i wish i had seen this before christmas....it will have to wait until next year
:-)