Is it bad that I'm already sick of school and it hasn't even started yet? This is absolute insanity...
But anyway, I've been in my home town for the past two days packing and getting ready to move myself into an apartment. That's right- I'm finally a big kid and don't have to live in the dorms this year! And that is just GREAT, because whoever thought of letting 50 girls share one bathroom must have been INSANE. Or a man. Or both.
But anyway. Packing. And thrifting furniture. And doing allllll the things. I do believe I'm ready for a break... HA.
So in all of the craziness, I forgot that I had a little project and tutorial in the works. BEHOLD:
I made candles :]
Well, not really. I decorated candles. One of my roommates can only tolerate unscented candles, so I decided to make some boring, unscented candles more exciting!
Step one: Gather your materials. I used some tall pillar candles, microns [or any other fine point PERMANENT pens] tissue paper, push pins, and some sort of cutting apparatus [I used my trusty xacto and a cutting mat].
Step two: Use your candle to cut your tissue paper to the exact height of the candle, maybe even a tiny bit shorter. You can then wrap the paper around the candle to find out how long to make the paper. You will only need about 1/4 to 1/3 inch of overlap.
Step three: Lay you paper down on some sort of surface [I used just a piece of printer paper] because the pen has a good chance of bleeding through. Then go ahead and draw whatever you want!
Step four: Wrap your finished drawing around the candle and push pin it together. You can also use drafting tape or painters tape to tape it down, which I found actually worked quite nicely.
Step five: Pull out your trusty blow dryer and BLAST that baby! You have to get enough heat so that the candle starts to melt a little and adhere the paper to the actual candle. You will be able to tell when this starts to happen because the wax will start to bead up through the paper.
Step six: Let your candle cool down and dry!
And there you go! Some designer candles for way less! I don't really know if you can burn these, but I wasn't really planning on burning them anyway, just have them as a display piece. To bad there is most likely no room for displaying things at the apartment haha
Added tip of advice: It really helps if you have a little kitty helper to watch over all your activities :]
ANNNDD I'll be linking toTHESE parties!