A beautiful handmade Christmas gift A perfect holiday gift

This was one of the projects that we created in the Holiday Gift Giving class that I held last year.  We made many different things, but this is one that I wanted to make sure that I featured on my blog. I love using our fabric to create "ribbon" for use on projects and cards. Fabric certainly doesn't have to be sewn in order to be used. I think this created ribbon adds a lovely touch to this candle and it was really easy to make. I made a small cut at the end of the fabric to get it started and then I just pulled it to tear it away. The edges do get a bit frayed with this approach, but I actually think that gives the project a bit more of a distressed look. Wouldn't you love to receive one of these candles as a gift this year?

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Occasional Quotes (retired), Peaceful Season (retired)
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
  • Accessories:  Deck the Halls fabric, candle purchased from the Christmas Tree Shop

To stamp on candles is really quite easy. You just need stamps, ink, white tissue paper and wax paper to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind candle.  Here is how you do it:

  1. Stamp your image(s) on the tissue paper
  2. Cut the images out as close to the stamping as possible
  3. Cut a long piece of wax paper that is wide enough to cover the stamped image(s)
  4. Lay your stamped image(s) over your candle in the desired spots and wrap the wax paper tight around so it covers your image(s) and the ends make a little handle to hold it on tight
  5. Use your heat embossing gun to melt the wax coating over the stamped image(s) and embed them into the candle
  6. Be careful to not overheat the candle because it will start to melt
  7. Voila – a beautiful handmade project!