Sunday, February 1, 2009

Personalize a Candle

I'm always finding new uses for my scrapbooking supplies. I used number rub ons to give this candle a date. You can find the rub ons at most craft stores or scrapbook stores in the sticker section. All you do is cut out the letter/number that you want and rub it onto your surface with a popsicle stick. You will be able to tell when you've rubbed enough, as the sticker backing changes from opaque to clear. Just be careful not to rub to hard to cause an indentation to the candle. Because the rub on is very thin, once it is on, it is hard to tell that it's not part of the candle.
If you want to you can mix your antiquing medium with Candle and Soap painting medium to antique the candle. I didn't do that to this one, I don't want all my candles to look identical in color, so I left this one the cream color that it was. Here are the supplies needed....

The cost of this project is minimal. The candle was in a four pack that I purchased on clearance after Christmas and I already had the rub ons. I think this would also work well if you chose to use words (kindness, faith, love, etc) or even phrases on the candle. Pull out those scrapbooking supplies and make them prim!


  1. I was just at JoAnn's and had these in my hand and put them back....grrrr!

    Great idea, thanks for sharing:)

  2. That is a great idea! I will definately try would be wonderful for holiday candles...a quick and easy way to change things up without breaking the bank!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. thanks for the tip on the joanns...I don't know that ours does this..but will certainly will ask them...have a good one..

  4. This is a GREAT idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us:)

  5. What a great idea!!
    clever-clever :)
    thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful day

  6. This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Ann! I left this comment on your last post by accident and wnated to make sure that you got it. :) What a beautiful blog you have! I am so excited that I came across it tonight and had to become one of your followers. :) It is just darling and I love all of the pictures that you have. This candle project is great and simply primfect! You are a very talented lady. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you to come by and visit my new prim blog at Farm Wife Primitives. It was just created last week and am looking forward to sharing ideas, pictures and projects with other prim lovers out there in blogland. :) It would be my honor to have you as one of my followers if you so choose.

    Happy crafting and many blessings,

  9. love this idea I would have never thought of using those for that...Thank you


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