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Maybe you have a holiday party to attend or are just looking for a gift to give neighbors, friends, or coworkers. These DIY Personalized Candles are the perfect holiday gift. This tutorial is so simple, you can seriously do them in just one day and be DONE with all your gifts.
I am in charge of our family Christmas party again this year. Last year I sent everyone home with cute Burlap ornaments. This year I found some amazing jar candles on sell at Michael’s. These candles smell like Christmas! I love them. So I decided these would be great to give out as party favors. But I didn’t want to just give them a regular old candle. I wanted to put a cute holiday message on them.
I used my HP ENVY 7640 for this craft. I received it for my participation in the HP Smart Mom Panel. All opinions are my own. I was not required to include the printer in any blog posts. I am simply sharing about it because I love it.
The first thing I did was design my label in PicMonkey. I used clear labels that were 2×4 so I made my dimensions on PicMonkey for that. I played with the fonts and graphics until I had a design I liked.
You could really put anything, like a company logo, a family name, or even a personalized message.
I then saved the design, and uploaded it in word to make labels.
I printed them on clear labels using my HP ENVY 7640.
Next, I removed the labels from the candles. The best way I found to do this was by soaking the candle in a bowl of warm water for about 30 minutes. You could always leave the label on and just use the other side, but I wanted to remove them for these personalized candles.
Then I simply used a craft stick to help remove the label.
It did leave a sticky residue behind, but you can use goo-be-gone or another method to remove the remaining residue. After I cleaned the candles off I made sure to dry them completely. You don’t want any moisture getting between the label for your personalized candles and the jar.
After that, simply apply the label to the candle. To help rub it on, I used a craft stick. But I didn’t want to chance it scratching the label or jar, so I glue foam craft sticks from the dollar store on each side.
There you have it, personalized candles that make a great hostess, party or friend/neighbor gift.