Customised Candle Decorating – stretching the use of your stamps and dies

Hello Crafters, welcome back.

Today I’ve decided to share with you a post I have wanted to do for a while now. My most popular video on youtube is my original DIY printed candle video where I show how you can take a regular candle and either some sharpie pens or a printer, some greaseproof paper or wax paper and a heat tool to make an amazing customised candle. I love this method of decorating candles, you can even use printed photographs or children’s drawings to make great gifts. You can see the original video here. 

For a while now I have been thinking that it would be fun to take some of my regular card making supplies and use them to decorate a candle so that is exactly what I did. I’ve used a stencil, some stamps, ink, spectrum noir alcohol markers and dies to make a super cute candle.

*additional images at the end of the post

So how does it work?

Essentially you are creating a scene on tracing paper and then melting that tracing paper into a wax candle. The candle can still be used and doesn’t just become purely decorative.

I have a video showing this process step by step and a full list of supplies below the video.
I will also be uploading a video in the next few days showing how to make boxes for these candles so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it.


  • Candle
  • Lawn Fawn – Grassy Boarder Die
  • Mamma Elephant – Tiny Heroes Stamps and Dies
  • Tracing paper
  • Simon Says Stamp – Masking Paper (sticky notes could also be used)
  • Wax paper, greaseproof paper works just as well
  • Tim Holtz – Bricked Stencil
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
  • My Favourite Things Wild Cherry ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Beanstalk Green ink
  • Heat tool
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers;
    • CT2 & CT3 for the capes, eye masks, gloves and boots
    • TN2, FS3, FS2 for the skin with CR3 as a highlight on the cheeks
    • GB2 & GB8 for the hair
    • GB8 & GB9 for the cat
    • TB1 & TB2 for the dress

For the bonus candle I show at the end of the video I used:

  • Simon Says Stamp – Flowers On My Mind Stamps Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Goldenlocks ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Lavender ink
  • Candle
  • Wax paper
  • Heat tool
  • Masking tape
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