Learn how to turn a dollar tree candle into a beautiful gift with Etchall Creme.
with Etchall Creme
Grab a candle and some ribbon from the Dollar Tree and make a beautiful etched candle using Etchall Creme. Such a simple idea makes for an elegant finished product and an affordable gift any time of the year.
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Remove all the labels from the glass and clean it with rubbing alcohol. The higher the content of alcohol the better. In a pinch, you can use hand sanitizer to clean with.
For the size of this project, I was able to cut the vinyl on a Cricut Joy. I used a free design and font in the design program for the Vinyl Sticker design. (Leaf Embellishment #M3A9A159F) If you don’t have a cutting machine you can cut vinyl by hand or use a paper punch design.
After the cut is finished, weed away the design.
When I apply vinyl, I fold the vinyl in half to mark the middle. Then I apply it to the candle, middle first, and smooth it out from there. Wrinkles in the vinyl are OK as long as the design is smooth and sealed against the glass.
Apply the etching creme generously to the design. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then remove the creme and replace it in the jar to use again. Wash the design and remove the vinyl. I use a baby wipe when the design is small enough and then clean the glass with rubbing alcohol.
Here is the result of the etching.
To finish off the look of the candle, I applied rubbing wax to the design in silver to enhance the design and wrapped a coordinating ribbon around the neck of the glass container.
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Make a quick and easy mummy candle for your Halloween decor.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Looking for a few easy and fun DIY ideas? I love easy decorating ideas. This wrapped Mummy Candle is easy, quick, and costs very little to make. In fact, most everything needed was found at the Dollar Tree. It’s a little messy, making it that much more fun to get involved!
* includes a recipe for DIY fabric stiffener
Fabric Stiffener **
Glue Dots – mini
remove the label from the candle
Unroll the gauze and fully coat it in the fabric stiffener (messy part!)
Start with one end of the gauze and begin to wrap it around the candle. Do so over a protected area. I used a large plastic bag. Continue to wrap leaving a space open for the eyes. You do not need to use the entire length of gauze, but I did. Set it aside to dry. At this time you may want to light the candle so that it burns down a bit to better glow the eye area when used.
Attach the eyes using a Glue Dot. Take the eye to the Glue Dot and then remove it from the roll. Try not to touch the Glue Dot with your finger so it remains as sticky as possible.
Place the eyes.
*To make the fabric stiffener: You will need:
Directions: On the stove, boil 1/4 cup of water. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cold water and a Tbsp of corn starch. (mix well) Add the cold mixture to the boiling water in the pan. Stir constantly and allow the mixture to boil and or thicken. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.