Holiday How-to : Cuter Candles
Candle– look for those inexpensive jar candles that have easily peel-able labels. I know some candles even say on the label “easy peel”
Decals– also called “rub on transfers” I really like this holiday bookletof decals as it comes with a lot that are not Christmas specific. I especially like the houses. You can also find rub on decals at most craft stores like AC Moore, Michaels, etc. I actually found my set at a thrift shop last year and am glad to finally put them to use.
Greens– these are of course optional, but I think add a little something nice. Clip a few from your Christmas tree, clip a little while on a walk in the woods, etc.
Labels-I am currently in love with these stretchy label tags from the new Martha Stewart for Staples line. I think they work well for gifts that you probably wont wrap like jars, flower pots etc. But you can always tie a string with a paper label around your candle instead. You could also use the label to write what scent the candle is.
Popsicle stick-these normally come with the rub on transfers, and you just need a blunt object like the stick for rubbing your decal.
2. Cut out your decal.
4. Lay your decal down on the candle with the plastic sheet side up. And smooth the decal out. It will stick to the candle.
I burned a sample candle for a few hours and did not notice any change in the decal. Besides candles you can also use decals on plain jars and fill them with candy, plain colored tins and fill them with Christmas cookies or baked goods. I think they add a nice festive touch and are super quick to make. Hope you enjoy!