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Friday, December 10, 2010

Candle with Die Cuts

Yesterday, I showed you a stamped image candle. Today, I wanted to show you that you can do the same method of melting images into a candle with die cuts too. I die cut several different sizes of snowflakes from the Northern Frost strip die in the 2010 Holiday mini. The snowflakes on this strip die are GORGEOUS!!!!
To apply the die cuts, you would place your die cuts where you want them to be on the candle and wrap the candle tightly with waxed paper, making sure the waxed paper is smooth. Using your heat tool, quickly and evenly heat the die cut and around its edges. This takes just seconds so be careful not to burn a hole into your candle. Pull the waxed paper gently away from the candle. You will be able to tell if the die cut melted into the candle all the way. If it didn't, just re-place the waxed paper and heat again. After the die cuts are set into the candle, add some stick on rhinestones.

Die cuts on candles are so pretty! I use my candles just for decorating purposes. I wouldn't recommend burning these and if they were lit, I wouldn't burn it past the start of the die cuts or the rhinestones. Once again, the Scallop Circle die makes pretty little candle coasters for displaying the candle :D. Have a holly jolly day today!!!


Dies: Northern Frost strip- 120901, Scallop Circle- 113468


Atty said...

That is really pretty. I remember several years ago they did the stamped images in the candle. but I think this is sooooooooooo much prettier. TFS
cya soon

Shari said...

Wowzers! This is so beautiful. I love the blue and gold color scheme. You did a fabulous job!

Amanda Mertz said...

Pretty candles Barb! So elegant! TFS!

Allison said...

It's been too long since I've visited your blog--So many wonderful projects! This is gorgeous, and thanks for the idea of using die cuts on candles! So pretty!