Hello all, or should I say Ho Ho Ho! It’s the 1st December and the real countdown to Christmas has begun! Unless you are one of those ridiculously organised people (we love you really, we’re just jealous) you still have lots to do.
We will be putting up the tree this weekend and I can’t wait! We are having a real one for the first time in years 🎄 and I’m going to try out some different decorating ideas too.
With all the focus on getting ready, buying presents and all that has become Christmas, I think it’s important to remember what Christmas is really about and for me that is remembering that God sent his son to the world to be our saviour. It’s also about spending time with loved ones and being grateful for what we have.
The tradition of present giving is so wonderful but its sad that it seems to have become out of control. Everyone runs around trying to get all the things they think each other wants and they are prepared to get into debt for.
Its one of the reasons I have become so fond of hand made gifts. There is something so special about receiving a gift that has been thought about and made for you. For me though it’s even more special to hand out the gifts that I have made, it just fills me with lots of joy.
Now I’m not saying that the only way you can experience joy in gift giving is to make the presents, that’s just what I love and not everyone can or wants to make presents. However you do it just try and take time out to remember what it’s really about and enjoy it!
Anyway onto the Christmas Candles DIY!
This is one of the simplest, cost effective and lovely diy gifts to do in my opinion.
You will need
Plain White candles
White tissue paper
Firstly you need to decide what you want to put on your candles. I chose to print images from a blog that I found on Pinterest called Decorators Notebook, thank you to them for the beautiful images. If you want to use the same click here or you can find your own, the internet is loaded with this kind of stuff.
Then cut a piece of tissue paper about an inch wider than an A4 piece of paper all the way round. Fold the piece of tissue paper round the paper and tape in place.
Put your paper in the printer tissue facing down and print. Let the ink dry and gently take the tissue paper of the printer paper.
Cut out the image that you want to use.
Place the image on your candle centrally or wherever you want the image to be. Keep in place using a small piece of tape either side. Don’t use too much tape as it can become tacky and stick on your candle.
Now get your hairdryer and select the medium heat and keep going over the image until it starts to look like its sticking. Remove the tape and carry on going over if it looks like it needs to stick more, being careful not to melt the candle too much.
And that’s that, obviously you can adapt these for any occasion depending on the images you choose. You can also personalise them by printing what you want to say, I haven’t tried that yet but it’s definitely on my list of things to try.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and that some of you will give the candles a go. Did you find the instructions understandable and helpful?
Let me know what you think. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care ❤️