We Have a HOT Idea for a Handcrafted Holiday Gift

Looking to give a unique, handcrafted gift this holiday season? Kim O’Connell is back with us again today to show you how to create a gorgeous hand-stamped candle in a few simple steps.


  • Cut a piece of tissue paper slightly smaller than your candle and stamp an image on it.
  • Color the stamped image as desired with Copic markers.
  • Wrap the tissue paper around the candle.
  • Cut a piece of wax paper long enough to wrap it around the candle while still being able to hold on to the ends.
  • Wrap the wax paper tightly around the candle and use a heat tool to melt the tissue paper into the candle. Move the heat tool back and forth in a steady motion. As soon as the tissue paper starts to melt into the candle, move on to the next section. Repeat this step until all the tissue paper is melted on the surface of the candle.


Kim O'Connell

You can see more of Kim’s fabulous creations on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.


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13 Responses to We Have a HOT Idea for a Handcrafted Holiday Gift

  1. 1
    Gabby says:

    What a great idea for a cute deco or gift! Thx for the instructions. :)

  2. 2

    This sounds easy enough. I can see my mantle full of my own creations this Christmas. Oh yeah, I forgot, Christmas is the time for giving. Well I guess I’ll just have to make more for family and friends!

  3. 3
    JoyceAnn says:

    Sweet idea for a gift, or for personal use, thanks for the tutorial Kim.

  4. 4
    Ruth G says:

    What a sweet, thoughtful and creative gift! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    LOVE this idea: Can you make a video?!?!

  6. 6
    Pam Selinski says:

    What a wonderful hostess gift this would make and of course I want one for myself

  7. 7

    This is so cute! I’ve got to try this project.

  8. 8
    JoAnn B. says:

    Your candle is gorgeous. This is a great technique. I have tried it before and love how they turn out. Thanks for refreshing my memory.

  9. 9
    Zehra says:

    This is gorgeous

  10. 10
    Greta H says:

    One of my favorite techniques! Thanks for the reminder!

  11. 11

    I know, it’s probably just decorative, but can we burn the candle with the tissue paper on it?

  12. 12

    Yes, JoAnn, you can! Since you have melted the tissue paper into the candle, itburns like any other candle,

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