I love the colors of Fall and they tend to be a great source of inspiration for me at times. I've been looking for new ways to decorate my home for the Fall season and an idea was born. I thought Stamped Candles would be such fun and quite festive for the season! They're actually quite easy to make and can be done rather quickly as well.
What you'll need:
- Plain pillar candles - any size you like will do!
- Stamps - Fall theme
- Ink Pad - I used a dark brown
Step 1: Gather 4 strands of Raffia and tie them around your candle. Cut off excess, leaving about an inch on either end, then fan the ends of each strand out a bit.
Step 2: Dip your stamp in ink. I recommend testing it out on paper first, so you get a feel for how that particular ink will react based on the pressure that you use. Then dip your stamp a second time, apply across the candle, from one edge of the stamp to the next, rolling the candle as you go. Repeat as many times as you like for the pattern that you're trying to create.
Step 3: Let dry. You want to be very careful not to touch the ink on the candle with anything at first! It will smudge very easy and depending on the ink that you use, might not dry properly. Therefore, these candles should probably not be handled after they are stamped. Set them up, out of the reach of children and just enjoy their beauty.
So there you have it, a lovely candle without the hefty price tag. I picked my candles up at Walmart for $3 a piece, but you could easily use candles from the dollar store to cut costs even more!