Antique Map Candles

13. February 2015 Crafts 0




I love decorating with candles.  I use them in every room of my home.  Maybe a bit too much, but I can’t help it, they are so perfect.  I’ve tried many times I have to stop myself from buying more candles or candleholders, often to no avail.

So it’s only natural that I would do something creative with candles.

About a year ago I had an idea to transfer pictures onto candles. This was after I discovered the existence of Mod Podge photo transfer medium.  Now,that stuff is great, but it does not work on candles.  And after that and few other failed attempts at getting a picture on a candle, I finally stumbled on a method using tissue paper and heat that works amazingly.

I have used this technique to make other decoritive candles in the past. Personalized ones for friends and family, and one I had to retire from my first Etsy shop, but more recently I was struck with the idea to put antique maps on candles.  Antique maps are so cool, I have a framed one of London on my kitchen wall. There’s something so fascinating about the history of these maps. They are so rich in detail and color and just look so much prettier than current maps, especially on a candle.

I’ve started my collection of antique map candles with London, Paris and Rome.  All are done on these gorgeous, off white, and delicious vanilla scented candles in two sizes.

I made the London one first, of course.  It’s my favorite place in the world :)


Then I added Paris:



And Rome:



Don’t they look awesome?  Think of how amazing these would look in your home!  I love how they turned out so much, I will be adding more cities very soon.  They are perfect for anyone looking to bring a little vintage flair to their home decor or for anyone with a love affair with any of these cities.

You can find all these candles at my Etsy shop, White Door Studios.

Hope you love these as much as I do!



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