Dollar Find Friday at TSG - Stamped Tea Lights

Well hey everyone....I'm sharing my Dollar Find Friday over at the There She Goes Blog. It's a fun, easy and inexpensive project for the holidays! I found a bag of tea lights at the Dollar Store and decided to punch them up a notch with a little stamping.
First, I assembled my tools:  Tea lights, Tissue Paper, Circle Punch or Nesties, Stamps (HSH Halloween Additions, Hauntingly Delightful), ink, scissors or silent setter, heat gun. (Optional: glitter and  1/2" x 5 1/2" strips of patterned paper to cover tin)
Next, I stamped my images on the cut out tissue paper circles.  You can use Copics, but be careful to just touch the tissue paper lightly as the copic ink moves fast.
Punch a slit for the wick to pass through in the center of each circle.
Place tissue paper over tea light.  Heat with the heat gun until the wax covers the tissue paper.  It looks similar to heating embossing powder.  The image becomes shiny and you know you are finished.  
*TIP: Do not over heat the tea light.  The wax will flow over the sides of your tea light.  It's not a huge deal, but you want that wax to stay on top of your image as much as possible. 
I covered the tin part of the tea light with patterned paper strips and VOILA! Instant party favor, decoration, or gift. Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Caution: These are just for display.

2 comments:

  1. Corrina,

    These are adorable, I love them can;t wait to try some.

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  2. What a cute idea to stamp on the top of the tealights. I've never seen that before, just stamping on the side of a candle.

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