Shopping for a Christmas gift can be so annoying. How are you supposed to know what everyone wants and needs? You can give your Christmas presents a personal touch by making your own personalized candles DIY gifts instead.
They are very easy to make, look really nice as decor, and are a great gift idea for any of your friends and family.
How do you make a personalized candle DIY?
Personalizing a candle is easy. You just need a design software that makes it easy to write a custom message, add a name, or any other personalized touches you want to add.
For this project, I used Canva because it is easy to use and you can make your label with a free Canva account.
I have included a free Canva template that you can use for your personalized candle DIY gift. To get the template, just fill in your name and email address in the form at the bottom of this post. Then, I will email you the link to use that template.
Once you are in Canva, you can personalize the candle however you like!
To learn more about how to make this personalized candle DIY gift, scroll down to the bottom for the full tutorial.
What supplies do you need for this personalized candles DIY project?
This is a really simple DIY project, and you don’t need that many supplies. If there is anything on this list that you don’t have, you can purchase whatever you need at your local craft store, Target, or Walmart.
You will need:
- Faux snow
- Mini bottle brush trees
- Mini gift boxes
- 4” fillable ornament
- 1 sheet of Sticker paper
- 1 sheet of cardstock
- 1/8” ribbon
- 1/4” ribbon
- Polaroid template
- Candle label template or create your own (check the form at the bottom of this post)
For tools, you will also need a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun.
You can also do this project with your kids if you want to get them involved too.
For the printing, I also recommend that you use a laser printer or inkjet printer instead of a printer that uses cheap ink. This will help to make sure that the labels last with the heat.
Can you put any label on a candle?
It is recommended that whatever label you put onto a candle be heat resistant. This is so that the label will stay glued to the glass jar as the candle is being used and gets hot.
You will be fine if you use sticker paper as the sticky side will stay glued to the surface even when exposed to heat from the candle.
You should also use heavy cardstock, not just printer paper. Because it is thicker, it will stand up to the heat better.
Can you get custom-scented candles?
What I really like about this DIY project for Christmas presents is that you can also customize the different types of smells you get for each person. So not only will the candle have their name, but they will have a unique smell to enjoy.
When buying your candles, consider the smells you know that they love and use already.
You might even get them a different smell that they’ve been wanting to try!
Is it okay to give scented candles as a gift?
It can be difficult to brainstorm DIY gift ideas that everyone will enjoy, and you might be wondering if a personalized, scented candle is a good idea.
As long as the person you are giving the candle to doesn’t have any allergies, then scented candles make the perfect gift. Anyone can use a candle as home decor or to make their space smell nice.
Just try to be mindful of any smells they don’t like as you don’t want to give them something they won’t use in their home.
You might also consider getting them an unscented, white candle instead.
How do I put a picture on a candle?
If you want to put a printed image or picture on your Christmas gift, then you will be happy to see that this project includes one!
For this project, you will put the picture on the candle lid, creating a snow globe look. This is a really cool way to add a photo to your personalized candle DIY gift without damaging the photo.
I recommend printing this on photo paper for the best quality.
The person who receives your gift can keep the picture on the lid or can remove it for safekeeping.
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