How to Make a Personalized Photo Candle

A beautiful candle can set the mood for any event. Be it a wedding, a romantic candle-lit dinner, a birthday, or a solemn remembrance, a candle is quintessential. But what if that same candle is personalized with your favorite images? Canon shared this wonderful video on how to make a personalized photo candle in minutes—DIY style:

The best thing about this project is that you might already have everything you need lying around in your home somewhere.

What You Need

  • tissue paper
  • wax paper
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • embossing gun
  • white tape
  • printer
  • a pillar candle (preferably white)

Photo Candle Instructions

  • Cut out a 7.5” x 10” piece of tissue paper.
DIY photo candle

Tape the tissue paper onto cardstock.

  • Tape the tissue onto a 8.5” x 11” piece of cardstock.
  • Print photos on the tissue paper.
How to make a photo candle at home

Cut the tissue images from the cardstock.

  • Cut the tissue photos out and place them onto the candle.
  • Wrap the candle with wax paper.
Personalized photo candle

Heat the tissue paper to melt on to the wax.

  • Gently heat the tissue with the embossing gun so that the images melt onto the wax.
  • Peel off the wax paper.
  • Repeat for the other side.

Voila! Your images are transferred onto the candle!

personalized photo gift

This is one idea that you should definitely try at home! It makes for a wonderful personalized gift.

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One response to “How to Make a Personalized Photo Candle”

  1. Christopher says:

    Funnily enough I saw this a few months ago, and I was going to send it to my friend’s wife for her to look at. Coincidentally the woman making the video was the same person I was going to send it too! Yay Laura!

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