Saturday, January 26, 2013

Homemade picture candles

I found this idea on the internet, but was not able to get specific instructions. After much trial and error we came up with the final product. This was made using vases we found for 97 cents at Walmart, vellum, a printer, elmer's spray glue, and aresol mod podge in a matte finish. The trick is allow the vellum time to dry once you have printed the picture. The back side has a picture that I turned into black and white with computer program. For privacy I will not be posting pictures of that side. I found the quote online and typed it up in the computer program and matched it up to be opposite side of page. Using a rotary cutter trim the vellum down to make a sleeve that goes completely around vase. Allow time for the glue to dry before spray with the mod podge. DO NOT touch once you have sprayed until it is dry!!! Use shorter candles so that it will luminate the entire picture when lit.


  1. Can you post specific instructions? It's beautiful and I'd like to know the process... also, does the candle harm the photo or is it more "for looks"??

    1. Amy I have added a new post titled "Homemade picture candle revised". I hope this is a little more specific for you. It is actually a really easy project... It just takes a little time lining up the picture. I also added some picture of the actual items used while making the project. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let me know.