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PostSubject: Decorating Candles   Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:50 pm

Engraved Candles

Materials

1 candle of any size or shape

Any house hold item that will carve

Towel

Instructions

Place candle on towel and hold the candle firmly. Using the cutting tool, take firm, even strokes with the tool, cutting away from your body. Turn the candle as you cut until the desired design is completed.

Painted Candles

Materials

1 candle of any size or shape

Any non water based water paint

Brushes

Small dish

Newspaper

Instructions

Place the candle on the newspaper and hold or secure the candle with a candleholder. Place your paint on a small dish. Using your brushes you can paint any design on the candle including stencils. When done let the candle dry overnight. You may want to check to see if the candle is dry before you handle it.

Beaded Candles

Materials

1 candle of any size or shape

Small or large beads any color

Small hammer (any makeshift idem will do)

Towel

Instructions

Place the candle on the towel and hold firmly. Place a bead on the candle and press down so the bead is in place. Now take the hammer and gently tap it so it becomes imbedded in the wax. Repeat this as necessary to complete your design.

Flower Rolled Candles

Materials

1 candle of any size or shape

Bottle of your favorite dried herb

Glue

Wax paper

Candleholder

Instructions

Place the flowers on the wax paper. Holding the candle give a good coat of clear drying glue. Carefully roll the candle through the herb you choose. Then place the candle in the holder. If there are any uncovered spots simply fill them in while the glue is still wet. This candle is very delicate and must be handled with care.

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