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. Oh the stories I could tell you about my mom. 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 my Mom, my hero, my confidante, my best friend and sometimes my nemesis.
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?