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DIY Child's Artwork Candle
If you are looking for an easy DIY Christmas gift that your child can make, give these child’s artwork candles a try. Easily transfer your child’s drawing to a candle for a meaningful handmade gift. We love making homemade gifts and this candle was super fun to make! What a stunning and heartfelt gift! Really these candles will make great gifts anytime of the year!
Easily transfer your child’t drawing to a candle with just a few supplies.
Child’s Artwork Candle Supplies
tissue paper (like what you use for gift wrapping)
heat gun (or hair dryer)
glass candle holder (optional)
How to transfer child’s drawing to a candle
Cut a piece of tissue paper that fits all the way around the candle.
Have child draw a picture on the tissue paper. They will need to color carefully.
Place tissue paper around the candle. Wrap candle with wax paper allowing enough extra wax paper to hold.
The next step gets hot so put on a glove to protect your fingers. Use a heat gun to slightly melt the wax. It doesn’t take much heat for the tissue paper to melt into the candle. The candle should not become drippy. Look for a slight color change and move gun to next area of drawing. Continue all the way around the candle until the tissue paper is completely adhered to the candle.
The drawing will be totally transferred to the side of the candle. Beautiful!