From my experience people love favours / gifts with their names on, so if you’re musing over ideas I’m going to put this one out there – personalised candles. You can buy the candles for around £1.50 each and the heat tool (the blue dodgy looking implement below) is around a £12.
What you’ll need - a normal church / pillar candle, tissue paper, a heat gun, tracing paper, rubber stamps and ink:
How to make them…
Step 1 ~ Stamp your name or other design onto a piece of white tissue paper. If you don’t have rubber stamps you could draw something free hand with felt tips and that would work fine too!
Step 2 ~ Now wrap this piece of tissue around your candle in the position you’d like to transfer it too, like this…
Step 3 ~ Fold a piece of tracing paper in half lengthways then wrap tightly around your candle… this is to protect your fingers from the heat in step 4!
Step 4 ~ Using your heat gun gently melt the area where the tissue paper design is. Be carefully not to hold the heat in one place to long, just waft it around the area until you notice it look darker
Step 5 ~ Remove the tracing paper and rub down the edges, you may need to apply a tiny bit of heat to any edges or areas you’ve missed!
And you’re done… favour and place name sorted in one!
Do you like? Thanks so much for your kind words about the new blog design yesterday too… I’m still working through all the posts to re-categorise them but in a week or two hopefully everything should be sorted.
Right normal blogging is back so I’ve got a really yummy recipe coming up later then an amazing competition on Saturday!
Have a good day,