Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple Basket Altered Candle

Good morning all! I have another project to share with you today! I used Daydream Designs wonderful images to alter my candle. I used the Bushel and Peck Outline Set and the Harvest of Gratitude Sentiment Set.

Here is the finished candle. Scroll down for the tutorial! :)

I started with a plain white candle.

I cut a piece of tissue paper out the size of a sheet of cardstock.

I taped the tissue paper onto the cardstock and printed off the images I wanted on my candle.

Color in your image (if preferred) then cut it out right around the image. (This image is not colored in because I forgot to take pictures when making my original candle.) lol

I placed the image onto my candle. 

Then I cut a strip of wax paper to fit around my candle. I like to make it a little longer so that I can grab it on the back side. Then as I am heating up the candle, it will not burn my fingers. :) You do not need to use wax paper for this project, but I think it melts on smoother and looks more real. When you are finished melting the image on, just gently peel off the wax paper. 

 I really love this technique! It is so fun and easy and will make great gifts! I added some fall leaves and flowers from Michaels around the finished candle for a beautiful background scene. 

I hope you enjoyed the altered candle today! Please stop by Daydream Designs and check out all of Diane's beautiful images!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Fall colors
Five Simple Things - Linky Party
2 Sisters - Recycle
Love to Create - Fall colors
Created with Love - Fall colors
One Sweet Challenge - Fall colors
Di's Digi Designs - Fall colors
The Crazy Challenge - Fall colors


  1. What a wonderful gift idea. So personal. Love it!! Thanks for joining our Fall Colors Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. That is such a wonderful and creative idea! I love this!
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Gorgeous candle Jackie :-) I love the autumnal image and colours,,, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x
    p.s I have a candy on MY BLOG if you would like to join in :-)

  4. Oh love this I made some for last Christmas they were well received.
    They are fun to do and you can use any image to match the occasions.
    Thanks for joining us at Created with love challenges.

    Linda K. DT

  5. Fabulous! LOVe the colours too! hugs me x

  6. A beautiful candle! I love the image :-) Thank you for joining our Autumn challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. I love this, Jackie. And thanks for the instructions and tutorial. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to try this but the result is spectacular. Thank you and enjoy your day!

  8. Stunning decorate candle. Mine I tried didn't come out like this so I think I must try again sometime. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “brown, yellow, orange and red” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  9. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique too. Hope you're doing well. I am so grateful to have you share with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Hi Jackie! Your candle is beautiful and your tutorial is great!
    I don't see a way to contact you through private e-mail on your blog.
    Can you please contact me at
    I am looking forward to hearing from you!
    Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

  11. great candle! Thanks for taking part in our Fall Colours challenge at Di's Digi Designs!

  12. Lovely candle, so beautiful!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  13. Great project and tutorial! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Fall Colors Challenge!

  14. Gorgeous candle! Thank you for joining us for our Colored Inspired Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  15. Awesome creation! It's perfect for our color challenge at Love To Create this week. Thanks for submitting it!
    Good Luck!
    Trudy, LTC Designer

  16. Such a beautiful candle! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting By Designs.
    Sharon - DT

  17. This is amazing, Jackie! I haven't done that technique in a long time, and I love it. Your coloring is superb! Adorable little project.


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