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#51 Maura

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:04 PM

sarah! this is fricken cool as hell!!!!! i just found my weekend DIY project hahahaha

did you use an inkjet printer or a laser? i would guess inkjet

(thanks to alyssa for directing me to this thread, i LOVE it!)

#52 Sarah

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    Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

    I used an inkjet printer. I didn't have a laser at the time- I can't believe this was over a year ago. That's crazy!

    Buy a couple cheapo candles to practice on- then do your real ones. I wrecked a couple getting good at this...

    I actually did end up lighting these at the reception and they did stay lit. What's funny is that every single person that was at our wedding has their candle sitting out at their house- I've seen them! lol

    Oh, and I know some people had expressed concern that these would burn their house down early on in this thread.... I burned the big pillar candle with our picture on it all the way down to the end. As it burns, the tissue paper pretty much disintegrates when it hits the hot wax- definitely not a concern...

    Let me know if you need any help Maura- I probably remember everything I had to go through with these!

    #53 cheeks75

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      Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:29 PM

      I just saw this thread and I thought this was such a brilliant idea. Can you please help me do these for my favors? I will PM you also.

      #54 Sarah

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        Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

        I just updated the first post in the thread with my directions- let me know if you have questions...

        #55 Jenn3878

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          Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:47 PM

          Great idea Sarah! Thanks for posting the directions! Would be a good idea for a handmade gift for someone too :) Mother's day is coming up and my mom LOVES candles! Thanks again!

          #56 Yari

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            Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:29 AM

            Wow a great idea! The candles are so cute!

            #57 lscilley

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              Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

              They look so cute great idea!

              #58 Kristy!

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                Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:10 AM

                I love this idea! I may be stealing it.

                #59 Maura

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                Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:53 PM

                so i did a test run to see how easy it would be to do this project and i must say it was really easy. i practiced with a votive but i would suggest using a larger candle, like a pillar or half pillar. here's what my test run looks like:

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                here's the logo imprinted on it.
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                i burned it for about 3 hours before it got low enough to light up the logo part way.

                #60 Kat81

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                  Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:14 PM

                  Maura those look amazing. I can't wait to try it now. It can add so much to a table for so cheap!




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