DIY Child's Artwork Candle

    Posted by  ·  December 18, 2014

    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!

    DIY Christmas Gift childs artwork candleDIY Christmas Gift childs artwork candle

    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)
    wax paper
    glass candle holder (optional)

    Childs artwork candle supplies

     How to transfer child’s drawing to a candle

    Cut a piece of tissue paper that fits all the way around the candle.

    childs artwork candle tutorial

    Have child draw a picture on the tissue paper. They will need to color carefully.

    kids artwork candle tutorial

    Place tissue paper around the candle. Wrap candle with wax paper allowing enough extra wax paper to hold.

    childs artwork transfer candle

    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.

    how to transfer image to candle

    The drawing will be totally transferred to the side of the candle. Beautiful!

    tranfer drawing to candle



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    1. Monday, November 16th, 2015
      Is there any tissue left over that may catch fire? Or does the wax from the wax paper help it adhere to the candles?
    2. Michelle Ramsey
      Friday, December 19th, 2014
      Love the craft but I have a question. Do you peel the tissue paper off at the end? Or do you take an exacto knife and cut the excess away?