Thursday, November 4, 2010

Candle Give-aways

Ok, so I wasn't totally crazy in my last post. It turned out that I only had 80 of the stones for the pins and needed something cool for the remaining 120 bags. I decided to work on something I had a lot of hanging around and I knew would be fun for folks to get in a gift bag--candles!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Paper: tissue paper
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle punch, copy paper, Heat tool, Crop-a-dile

To make these, I stamped snowflakes on tissue paper. To punch them, I laid the tissue paper on copy paper so the punch would cut through. Sometimes, the punch needs a thicker layer to be able to plow through! I then punch a small hole in the center of each for the wick to stick through. Finally, I used my heat gun to melt the tissue into the top layer of wax. I did find out that the cheaper tea lights look better than the expensive ones. Who would have known?

Remember, you get one of these gifts in the Christmas in Suamico Event at the Suamico Ale House, Saturday November 6th, from 9-3. Come check it out if you are in the area!

Happy Stamping!



  1. So cool!! I think I may even try it with my kids class...

  2. Thanks for the hint about copy paper to help the punch through the tissue. I've have problems with it "chewing" and not cutting cleanly.

  3. Wow, that's a lot of candles!! To punch out the circles, I layer 4 layers of tissue paper, then sandwich it between the copy paper to punch them out, and then I leave the copy paper in place until after I have punched the center holes for the wick... I cut out over 100 that way in about 20 one night...

    Good luck at your craft fair!

  4. Ok, seen these several times... I think I'll have to break down and try them! :)

  5. You are amazing! People will be thrilled with the gift bag goodies you've made! Have fun tomorrow.


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