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My mom is a very special lady. She’s got a wicked sense of humor and will take on anyone who doesn’t play fair. [tweet_dis]Oh the stories I could tell you about my mom[/tweet_dis]. When I was much younger I used to get so embarrassed by her antics. I remember one time my boyfriend at the time took me to a very classy restaurant for dinner. We sat in a quite corner right at the back enjoying a glass wine and, if I recall correctly, crayfish or some other exotic dish. In those days we didn’t have a lot of money (okay we still don’t) so it was a real treat and we were savoring every minute. Until I spotted my mom. She had this HUGE red bow on her head. And by HUGE I mean GINORMOUS. It was probably a meter wide and everyone was staring at this woman who was heading straight for our table. I didn’t know where to put my head. Turns out she was at some mall with friends when they spotted a Lamborghini with a BIG red ribbon on it. She convinced the poor, unsuspecting sales person to give her the bow. Did I mention my mom is also super gorgeous and very convincing. Yup, that’s [tweet_dis]my Mom, my hero, my confidante, my best friend and sometimes my nemesis.[/tweet_dis]
To celebrate this truly unique woman I wanted to make her something special. A while back I found a graphic from the Graphics Fairy that I’ve been saving for some project and this morning it hit me. I’ll make my mom a candle.
It was such a quick and easy project I thought I’d share it with you. All you need is a candle 🙂 , some wax paper, a serviette or a napkin, paper, sellotape and a hair drier.
I removed the back of the serviette and sellotaped it to onto a piece of paper. The paper on the back of the serviette prevents it from crunching up when it goes through the printer.
I re-sized the “M is for Mother” image based on the size of the candle and then printed the image on the serviette covered piece of paper.
I carefully cut the image out and stuck the printed serviette onto the candle. Then I wrapped the candle in wax paper. The waxy side of the paper should face towards the candle.
Using my daughter’s hairdryer set on high I blew hot air all over the image until I could see the wax paper getting, well waxy. I had to be really careful how I held the candle. That hair dryer blows really hot. Once I was done I gently removed the wax paper and voila, the printed serviette and image had melted into the candle.
It was such an easy way to customize the candle that I think I’m going to make a few more of these using pretty serviettes too. What so you think?