5 Test Run: Spooky Halloween Votives

>> Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Halloween votive test run is complete and I loved every second of it! This project was fun, super simple and practically free.

I’m in the habit of saving old candle “shells” once the wax has melted away. So plenty of votive candle holders were already on hand…

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Next, following How About Orange’s directions diligently, I selected free clipart online and printed using a laser printer. An inject printer will not work for this one, folks…

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Then, cover each image with packaging tape and firmly press to make sure the toner grabs hold.

Cut out each image and soak in warm water for 10 minutes. I do realize that the photo below makes it appear as if my pretty candle decals are floating inside a toilet bowl, but I promise they are safely basking in a mixing bowl…

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Once the decals have had time to soak, rub the paper from the backside of the tape so that only the toner remains.

The tape should still have sticking power to it, so now all you have to do is position your decal on the candle holder and press for a firm hold. Told you it was easy!

Take a look at my super scary owl candle creatures below…

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Also, monograms for any time of year…

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Another success in the craft department! Let’s try another, shall we? Stay tuned!

-Cara

5 comments:

Jessica Letzig,  October 30, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

I love, love, love the monograms! You may be busy making "B" votives for the wedding!

Eric and Cara Wilkerson October 30, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

I know! I was thinking just that! We can definitely use this idea for the wedding.

I'm also super excited to continue the wedding dress hunt with you today!

-Cara

Monica,  October 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

Great craft idea! I think I'll try this one tonight. I have some old glass candle holders around the house that I could use.

Jonnie October 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

I can't wait to try this!!!

Eric and Cara Wilkerson October 31, 2009 at 8:53 AM  

Jonnie & Monica, when you make your own, be sure to send me pictures! Can't wait to see!

-Cara

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