A candle is mainly used for making light in the darkness or create a romantic mood in the evening. However, there are some other uses, as well. Christening is an important event; and in some churches, candles are lit in the event. In such cases, these candles are called christening candles. With a little practice, anyone can make an inexpensive christening candle DIY by themselves. Follow the tips below to make a christening candle yourself easily.
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Ingredients you’ll need
- 8 by 11-inch card stock paper
- 10 by 13-inch white tissue paper
- Removable tape
- Inkjet printer (if necessary)
- A white pillar candle
- Waxed paper
- A heat gun or hairdryer
Follow these 8 steps properly then you are surely done your first christening candle DIY
The first step is to choose the candle you will use for the event. Some people use a taper with a thin ribbon on it while some others pick a pillar candle. Pick whatever you think is suitable. But choose carefully if you will be making the candle for your child because it will be at your house for a long time. Also, make sure the colour of the candle is white. In this case, we’ll use a pillar candle.
Cut a piece of white wrinkle-free tissue paper 10 by-13-inches. Center the tissue paper on top of the card stock and fold the edges tissue paper onto the back of the card stock. Make sure the tissue paper stay in place. You can use tapes to do that.
You can add a photo of the person of the christening event onto the tissue paper using an inkjet printer; you don’t need to if you are making the candle for some other event or just for practice.
Gather your supplies and prepare a working surface by spreading newspapers.
Gently peel the tape from the card stock and lift the printed tissue but don’t damage the tissue itself. Now, if you put an image, use a scissor to trim around the outline and make sure you cut as close as to the picture.
Cut a piece of wax paper slightly larger than the front of your candle. Place the piece of wax upside down on top of the image. It needs to contact the surface of the image and candle, and you need to secure the waxed paper into the candle. For that, you can insert small sewing pins into each corner of the waxed paper.
Use a heat gun or hairdryer to dry the candle, and if you put in an image, you’ll need to do things a little differently. Hold your tool a few inches from the candle making back and forth motions to heat the waxed paper. By doing this, you are transferring the wax from the paper onto the image.
Remove the pins from the candle while it’s if any parts are not covered by wax then repeat step 7 with a new piece of waxed paper — Several times. By any chance, if a pinhole becomes visible, you can use your heat gun or hairdryer to smooth it until it can be seen anymore.
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