Stamp your Way from a Plain Pillar to a Customized Candle
If you’re tired of using the same candles for decorating, entertaining and gift giving,I have a fresh take on customizing candles. These candles make a great gift for special occasions such as a bridal shower or birthday.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them.
- Large stamp – you can customize one with the wedding date or other message easily with FedEx Office® Design & Print Center
- Pillar candle– any size will work, but Iused 1" x 2" white pillars
- Clear gel or craft glue
- Patterned or colored card stock – cut into 1¼" x 6 ¼" pieces for my candles, but you’ll need to size up/down to fit your pillars
- Solid white paper– cut into 1" x 6 ¼" pieces for my candles. Again, this size works best for my pillars
The first step is the centerpiece of the project – your stamp. You’ll be using this to wrap a message all the way around the candle. Create your own artwork, use my design or select one from FedEx Office to make a customized stamp. Monograms also work great if you’re giving them as a gift for a bridal shower or wedding décor.Ordering the stamp from FedEx Office is easy and arrives at your door within seven business days.
Once you’ve got the stamp, use it to stampthe center of your small piece of solid white paper.You can stamp just the center or all the way across, depending on if you want to fully wrap the candle with you image or text, or just feature it on the front.
Next, take the patterned or colored card stock paper you’ve cut to size. You’ll wrap the card stock around the candle and tape the ends down with a small piece of tape in the center. Don’t worry about the tape showing as you’ll hide it in the next step.
Now wrap the solid white stamped paper over the paper stock, gluing the tips of the paper together. It’s really that easy!
You can get creative with how you wrap the candles and even make a coordinating gift tag using your new stamp. Check out these ideas shared on Out of Office for more decorating ideas with stamps.
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