How to decorate candles with DIY transfers

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Surprise a loved one with a delightful personalised candle, great for Mother's Day, birthdays and weddings.

You will need

• White wax pillar candle
• White tissue paper
• Paper clips
• Scissors
• Non-stick baking paper or wax paper
• Hair dryer
• Coloured pens
• Printable templates – download here

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Step 1

Cut out a piece of tissue paper to size, ensuring it fits around your chosen candle. Print out our DIY candle-printing template and secure the tissue paper to your design using paper clips.

'You're the best' printable being coloured in | DIY personalised candle | Tesco Living

Step 2

Use a coloured felt tip pen and draw on the tissue paper using the template behind as a guide.

'You're the best' printable coloured in | DIY personalised candle | Tesco Living

Step 3

Cut out the design using scissors – a square or circle is best.

'You're the best' printable cut-out | DIY personalised candle | Tesco Living

Step 4

Place the design around your candle and wrap a length of baking paper around it, securing in place with paper clips.

Use a hairdryer on a high heat setting and blast over the design for a couple of minutes until you see the baking paper sticking to the wax.

Hairdryer heating the DIY transfer onto candle | DIY personalised candle | Tesco Living

Step 5

Remove the baking paper and leave the candle to cool down. Give to mum for Mother's Day or a loved one for birthdays or Christmas.

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