Monogrammed Candles

 I think monogrammed gifts are both thoughtful and special. By adding a simple initials to a plain white candle makes this the perfect little gift to show someone you care.

Step 1: clean and dry a plain white candle.

Step 2: using a stencil, paint on recipients initial, Or in this case I made a large letter using a simple font on Microsoft Office. Then I taped it onto the candle, traced it using a mechanical pencil and gave it a little bit of pressure to make an indent. Then carefully, with a steady hand I painted in the outline. Let Dry.
NOTE: I used black craft paint, apparently there is a special Wax paint that may work better, I just had trouble finding it.

Step 3: Mod Podge over the paint to seal it. (regular glue would probably work too. You just want to make sure that the paint wont scratch off)
I made the "S" for me of course. And then the "k C k" for my little sister as a wedding gift.

Wrap it up in some clear cellophane, add a big bow and a tag and it's ready to give.


  1. So pretty! The packaging is just perfect for them. Great job! I have a little candle gift idea coming up too. Totally different though.

  2. What a beautiful gift idea! I think I will make some of these this year!!

  3. You have so many great ideas. I only found your blog about a week ago, but I love it. I also just awarded you the "stylish blogger" award over at my blog, House of White.

  4. That is so pretty, you are a smart lady. Thanks so much for sharing. BJ