White lace and optional trimmings
Photo copy of the happy couple
Small amount of candle wax (clear/white)
a paint brush
This project is an ideal wedding favor, it is easy to make and looks stunning.
You will need a photo copy of a picture of the happy couple. You can cut down on costs by photo copying with black and white. Color is also very nice if you can afford the copies.
If you have imaging software and a scanner you can also scan and print these images. You could tint the images with a hue of pink or red, to match your table settings.
Start by : Trimming your Image of the couple into a nice oval shape.
Melt some wax in a small pan. You will only need a table spoon or less of wax for each candle.
Once your wax is melted dip in the paint brush and work quickly.
Press the image flat against the candle and start by brushing the wax around the edges of the image, this will seal the image to the candle and make it secure.
Once your image is stuck to the candle you can start decorating it. Use a nice lace, white lace if your candle is white. Run the lace around the bottom of the candle and secure with small metal pins or with hot wax.
Don't add decoration to the flame end of the candle as this will cause it to flare when and if it is burned.
Use bead trimmings and rosettes for extra decoration.
These are a great projects to complete during wedding showers, it helps you with the workload and gets everyone working together for your special day.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.