Decorate your candles quick and easy with
homemade water transfer decals
from your laser printer.
All you need for this project is:
candles, clear packing tape, laser printer picture
and a bowl of water.
Fleur-de-lis is a popular symbol and work so well in home decor. Here are the ones that I just made.
It works well in black and white or color and size doesn't matter. You can make small transfers or large ones, they all look great.
It looks really nice with the flame lit and the light coming through the wax.
For this project you can use any clear packing tape. Just make sure to apply the tape to all the areas that you want to transfer.
Apply the tape to the front of your picture.
I like to cut around the tape close to the image. This will make your transfer look more professional. You should do this before you place the taped picture in the water.
It takes only a few minutes for the paper to get soft. Now rub off the paper. I like to do it while it's still in the bowl of water.
While still wet place your homemade waterslide decal on your candle. Dry with a soft clean cloth. That's all there is too it.
Depending on how much you handle the back of the decal it might loss some of its sticking power. I had that happen to this candle decal water slide. It was an easy fix! I just used a little bit of Elmer's clear glue. It worked like a charm.
You can use the decals right on the candles or you can place them on your glass votives. It's all up to you!
*Of course don't leave your candles unintended. Be sure to put the decals lower from the open flame of your lit candles or use a battery operated flameless candle.
Here are some of the fleur de lis that I used.
Have Fun Crafting!