Christmas Hostess Gifts to Make in a Hurry

The holiday party season is here!
If you have been asked to a party you should bring a gift or gifts for the host and or hostess. Candles make great hostess gifts. 
10 minutes is all you need to make this hostess gift.
DIY Your Own Waterslide Decal
For this project you will need a regular candle or flameless one, a laser printer -picture, scotch tape or packing tape, scissors and a bowl of warm water. 

 Use a Popsicle stick or the back of a spoon to burnish the paper to the tape.  

Then cut around the image leaving the tape as a border.
 Dunk the picture (waterslide decal) into a bowl of warm water for the magic to work. 

 After 2 to 5 minutes rub the paper off the tape with 

your fingers while your waterslide decal is still under water.

Put your waterslide decal on the candle while still wet. 

Use a dry towel and wipe off the remaining water.
The tape will still be tacky and will stick to your candle. I decorated my mantel with one of the candles. Don't forget to make one for yourself.

These small gestures will go a long way!
Happy Crafting :)

XO,
Dee

31 comments:

Debbiedoos said...

Oh I would just love this Dee. So pretty!

Trisha said...

I am going to have to try this! Thanks fir sharing!

~Trisha

Gina said...

It's beautiful, Dee! I really should try this. Would you believe I printed that same graphic last year in hopes of using it somehow in my Christmas décor? I found it in one of my Christmas boxes this year. Maybe it's time I put it to use!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Dee, this is magic and I do love magic projects. I can see why you need a laser printer. This is fantastic and I will try it very soon.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I had no idea you could make your own waterslide decal! This is the best idea! I love your candle; the graphic you chose is perfect! Thank you for sharing such a great tutorial!I'm off to pin this!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks fantastic and could be super easily customized! nice job

Karen said...

That's really pretty Dee. I'm going to try making a decal. thanks for the tutorial.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Wow, how cool is that! I had no idea that could be done. Thanks for sharing. :)

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

You have schooled us all! What a sweet print you chose...Who wouldn't love to receive this? XOXO

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
Such a pillar candle will make indeed a lovely hostess gift with such a special print!
Hugs,
Mariette

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love it Dee and love the print you chose too!! So pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Dee! I thought you needed special paper or something to do this, so I haven't tried this yet. I will have to do some playing now!

Pam Jackson said...

Turned out nice. Thanks for sharing.

Pam Jackson said...

Turned out nice. Thanks for sharing.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Dee, what a cute idea! My girls and I need to try this! Looks like a fun project for us to do together!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, this is such a clever idea...I can think of endless possibilities, decorating all the candles in my home! I love the vintage graphic you chose and the candle looks so beautiful on your mantle!Thanks for sharing such a pretty project, Dee! You always have the most inspiring ideas:) Happy Holidays to you and yours! hugs, Poppy

Dawn said...

Brilliant idea, I love it and so will the person receiving it.

One Shabby Old House said...

What a wonderful idea and tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. I think these will make some wonderful gifts. And thanks for your kind comment and stopping by.
Becky

Eclectically Vintage said...

This really lights up my life!
Kelly

ANNE said...

That is so pretty Dee! I love this idea!!

Gloria said...

Who knew it could be so easy? Thanks for sharing this- it could be personalized so many ways, too. Gorgeous and thrifty!

Happy Christmas, Dee!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Dee, I have used the waterslide decal for other projects but never tried it with tape. Looks like this would keep the decal from tearing. Thanks for sharing and I love the candle. Happy Holidays!
xx,
Sherry

Kelly said...

That is a great craft idea! I like that you could personalize it too for your guest or host. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Joyce Olson said...

This is amazing! I love it-we have a traditional Christmas Eve Party to go to after Church services-this is perfect for our Hostess!
Happy Holidays-
Jemma

Marti said...

I love this idea. Thank you for the tutorial! And just in time for a Christmas party I have next weekend. When you burnish the picture onto the tape, how hard do you have to rub it?

chateau chic said...

These candles are so pretty with the added detail. Great gift idea!
Mary Alice

Babs Richman said...

What a gorgeous hostess gift! The graphic you chose is darling. LOVE this idea.

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rkramadh said...

I would love to try this idea with many images I have collected over several years. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

How pretty! I remember the first time I saw a waterslide craft and had to run right out and get some waterslide paper. Wish I had seen this first! pinning to try.

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