Candles are synonymous with romance and there is nothing quite like the light that they give off, especially at a wedding reception. So today we’ve partnered with Jamali Garden, a leader in trendy, high-quality decor that won’t break your budget, to bring you this DIY feature. Here I’m sharing 3 ways that you can personalize inexpensive white pillar candles with napkins, printed designs, and tissue paper. Yes, you read that right… and it’s SO good! If you’ve never tried this melting technique before, even if you don’t plan on making this project for your wedding, you still have to try it because it’s shocking how easy and cool it is. You can totally personalize candles for gifts or home decor using the same ideas below!
Cheap But Fabulous
When you’re considering using candles, especially large pillar candles in your centerpieces or wedding decor – it can add up quickly. Which is why you have to check out Jamali Garden and all the decor elements they offer. Not only are their candles super high quality, but they are very reasonably priced and so are the rest of their decor items!
This third technique is a terrific cost effective way to have lots of candles at your wedding, that are colored! These candles are high quality and super inexpensive and so is tissue paper. Cut out any design you can imagine and melt onto each candle!
Cut out fun shapes from colored tissue paper, you can even tear the tissue
Place 1 tissue shape on the candle and then cover with a piece of wax paper
Evenly heat the candle, tissue, and wax paper with an embossing gun or heat gun
Watch as the candle and tissue get shinny and appear to be melted
Remove the wax paper and melt again if there are any raised areas
Keep adding shapes until your desired design is complete
Place three candles together on a teak wood board with a few flowers for the perfect DIY centerpiece!
Keep Them Safe To Burn
The best way to keep your tissue embellished candles safe to burn is to “pre-burn” them before your event. Let the candle burn until the melted wax ring is about 3/8″ from the edge of the candle, then blow it out. From now on, every time you burn that candle, it will only burn inside that circle – meaning it will never touch the paper on the outside!
DIY Tutorial Sponsored By:
Jamali Garden is a family-owned, wholesale source for florists, wedding and event planners, stylists, decorators, and set designers, for exclusive decor, floral, home, holiday, lighting, and garden products. Jamali’s mission is to bring customers unique products that would inspire them to create beautiful events. Influenced by having lived all over the world, our high design and well-curated selection of decor products comes from every corner of the globe.
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