DIY Unity Candle Set

What You Need

So I decided to try and make my own DIY Unity Candle Set and it worked out pretty well so I though I would share the steps here so that maybe some people would find it helpful.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 Pillar Candle
  • 2 Tapered Candles
  • Tissue paper
  • Printer paper
  • Baking / Wax / Greaseproof Paper
  • Tape
  • Printer
  • Hair dryer
What You Need
What You Need

Instructions:
1. Do up your design in Microsoft Word or any software you are comfortable using.

2. Print it out to make sure it fits on the candles.

Check it Fits
Check it Fits

3. Take a piece of tissue paper (smoothing it out as best you can) and tape in onto a piece of printer paper.

Sticking the Tissue Paper
Sticking the Tissue Paper

4. Print your design on the page with the tissue paper.

Printed Design on Tissue Paper
Printed Design on Tissue Paper

5. Cut around the design as closely as possible.

Design Cut Out
Design Cut Out

6. Position the tissue paper onto the candle as you want it.

Find the Position
Find the Position

7. Wrapped the baking paper around the candle leaving enough to grip at the back of the candle. I would also hold this with a town or a glove (I didn’t the first time and lets just say it gets pretty hot)

Cover with Baking Paper
Cover with Baking Paper

8. Using a hair dryer go over the design up-and-down (make sure that it is heated evenly). Do this for 30 – 45 seconds.

Heating the Paper
Heating the Paper

9. Peel off the baking paper and your tissue paper should have melted into the candle. If it didn’t fully blend in you can just wrap the baking paper back on and heat it again until you are happy with it.

Finished Taper Candle
Finished Taper Candle

10. If you feel like adding any extras like ribbon or diamante then you can add that at this stage.

Finished Unity Set
Finished Unity Set

Total cost of the set I made €6

Pillar Candle €3 (Pennys/Primark)
Tapered Candles €1 each (Tiger)
Tissue paper €1 (Mr Price)
All other supplies I already had in the house

You can download the file I created here

Unity Candle Download

* The template is for personal use only

I hope that you find this helpful and would love to hear from you if you went ahead and made you own unity candle set.

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