Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Decorative Decal Pillar Candles

Would you like to add pazz to your pillar candles?  Then why not try this project from Martha Stewart!

It looks really easy.  First you print the candle decals on your color inkjet printer.  Martha offers of 10 different styles:

Blue and White Star Snowflake Pattern


Green Leaf Pattern


Pink Leaf Pattern


Orange and White Snowflake Pattern


Green and White Snowflake Pattern


Green and White Winter Village


Blue and White Star Pattern


Blue Star Pattern


Alternate Blue Star Pattern


Alternate Blue and White Star


The next step is to apply the decal to the candle and here is how:
Spray it with 2 coats of clear varnish, letting varnish dry between coats. When decal is dry, cut to desired size and soak in a bowl of water for about 1 minute to loosen the paper backing. Carefully remove decal from water, and apply it to candle, peeling off backing as you go. Smooth decal with a paper towel, eliminating air bubbles and excess water. Let dry for approximately 3 hours.

If you would like to create corresponding matchbox wrappers, print one of our 12 clip-art designs onto paper. Cut to size, and wrap around a matchbox, securing with double-sided tape.  Here is the link to the corresponding papers -

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