How to Make Candle Labels

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Almost everyone enjoys candles, especially in our favorite scents. They are a great gift, and it is easy to personalize them. In addition, making your own candles can be a great hobby or a profitable small home business.
However, there is always a risk of fire with candles. Whether you choose to make your own candles or simply wish to personalize a store-bought candle, you should ensure that every candle has an appropriate safety label in addition to decorative labels.

Things You'll Need

  • Coated paper stock
  • Ink jet printer (or good quality pen/marker)
  • Decoupage medium (or craft adhesive specifically for candles)
  • Small paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Determine the size of your label and what information or picture you want to include on it.

  • Print the desired design or personalization onto the coated paper stock. Alternatively, you can write your message by hand with a good quality pen or marker.

  • Cut out the candle label.

  • Brush a small amount of decoupage medium onto the candle in the area where the label will go.

  • Brush a small amount of decoupage medium onto the back of the candle label.

  • Carefully place the label onto the candle, smoothing out wrinkles or bubbles as you go. Allow label to dry completely before burning candle.

Tips & Warnings

  • The best place for warning or safety labels is on the bottom of the candle, as they are less likely to be removed or burned.
  • When personalizing a store-bought candle, remove other labels (not the safety label) instead of covering them.
  • Most decoupage mediums are flammable when wet--allow to dry thoroughly before lighting the candle!

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