How to Make Personalized Candle Gifts From Ordinary
If you are looking for a fun gift to make for any occasion,
then personalized candle making may be something you would like
to consider. There are many ways to make personalized candles,
depending on how much time and money you are willing to spend.
With just a little extra time and effort, you can make a
personalized candle out of an otherwise ordinary candle gift that
the lucky recipient will love.
1. The simplest way to make a personalized candle is get a
normal candle at your local candle store. Even general retail
stores like Walmart sometimes have candles for sale. Candles come
in all shapes and sizes, but almost any candle can be
2. Anything smaller than a tea light will be difficult to
personalize. For tea light candles, you can normally purchase a
big bag for a low price. These candles are great as favors for
guests at a wedding or baby shower. The easiest way to
personalize is to use either a graphics program on your computer
or a word processor. We'll stick with the Word processor since it
is easier. First, draw a circle the same dimensions as the lid on
the tea light, or better yet use a circular label sheet. Then
select a nice font, like cursive script or Corsiva. You can enter
then names and date of the event into the circle. Print out a
sample on plain paper to make sure the look and size is right.
Once you have the desired result, you can print your tea light
label stickers. Finally, apply the sticker onto the top of the
3. For jar candles, you can create a square-shaped
personalized label. Since you have more area to work with, you
can download free graphics from the Internet. Search the web for
"free clip art" and download the images you want. Once again
print out a sample on plain paper and then print the label. If
you don't have a color printer, you can go to a local copier and
they can make a nice label for you. Stick the label on the jar.
Now you have created a unique gift personalized just for that
4. For tall pillar candles, you can get those engraved at an
engraving shop (look in the phone book under engravers). The
artwork and text can come in different colors. If you are
artistic, you can even buy candle-engraving kits online and do it
5. How about those 1oz votive candles? For a professional
looking gift, get cellophane bags and colored ribbon. Wrap the
candle in the cello bag and tie it up with the ribbon. Then
attach a personalized tag to the ribbon. These candles can also
6. If you can make candles, then there are limitless
possibilities. You can use different fragrances oils to create
scented candles. You can use embeds for decoration. Cookie
cutters and molds are also useful for designing the right
In summary, you can take an ordinary store candle and make it
a very special gift with just a little more effort. Your friends
and loved ones will cherish these gifts for years to come.
About the Author - Criss White is a professional web writer on
baby and new mother topics for baby and pregnancy websites. For
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