I’m sharing my 1o minute project on how to add fern images on candles with you today. Ferns are poular in home decorating lately and I’ve noticed home decor items with ferns in stores, magazines and on Pinterest a lot lately. Living in a small place, I don’t have room, or the energy 🙂 to make big changes in our decor with each trend. What I do like to do, when I see a trend that catched my eye, is find a way to add a small touch of that trend into my home. This satsfies my need to be kind-of current with my home decor while keeping it fresh at the same time.
I thought this would be a no-brainer project.
The type of project that I could whip out in 10 minutes, snap a few photos and share on the blog. On the heels of our sailing voyage and catching back up on life and the blog, that’s exactly what I need. That’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today a simple 10 minute how to add fern images on candles project.
It simply took longer than 10 minutes to figure out how to make it a quicky project 🙂
Initially, I tried this with real fern fronds. Can we say craft fail! Nope, didn’t even come close to looking like I’d envisioned. So I did a lot of searching for a graphic that would work. After lots of testing, I found one that works beautifully!
Follow the directions in my original how to add images to candles with a heat gun post and also in my How to add words to candles post. My favorite for it’s versatility is the HomeRight Digital temperature Heat Gun. You’ll need the same supplies and this free printable ferns graphic printed on tissue paper in a 5 x 7 photo size for a 7 inch pillar candle. My instructions from the post linked above will show how to print on tissue paper. Next, cut the fern prints out like I did in the photo below.
Once I had the right graphic it really was a 10 minute project.
I’d love to have a whole wall of fern prints but since I don’t have the space, adding a few ferns in my decor will do for now. The variations of green in the fern prints make them look realistic, like the ferns are imbedded into the candle … but this is a lot easier!
Of course now I’m thinking about making a few rustic candle holders to go with them now.
Now that I’ve shared my 10 minute project on how to add fern images on candles, where would you put a pair of fern candles in your home?
Lauren @ Mom Home Guide says
These candles are so sweet and pretty! Thanks for sharing them at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide!
turned out pretty! I love ferns and pictures of ferns, so this was great. Liz
Thanks Liz:) These are so easy to make and look pretty, especially with the ferns. Thanks for your visit!
I’m in love!!! These are stunning, so beautiful! What a great idea to decorate candles!!!
Thanks so much Katrin. It’s a great way to jazz up plain candles, especially since it costs close to nothing! Have fun prettying up yours. Thanks so much for your visit:)
I’m coming over from Merry Mondays. Your candles are fantastic! And so creative.
Hi there and thank you! I really liked how they turned out too. Perfect for spring, or at least to get us in the mood for spring! Thanks so much for your visit:)
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These are so pretty! I love natural decor and ferns go right along with that. I already have the white candles, now I need the heat gun!
Paula… They are so easy to make and the heat gun is a must! You’d love all the different things it can do:)
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OK, this I need to do! I have a few plain candles and this is the best idea ever! Pinning too!
Thanks DeDe! I love candles and this was such an easy way to add ferns into my room without a big to do! Thanks for sharing my project:)
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
What a sweet DIY project! Pinning! Great job, Wendi. 😉
Thank you so much Larissa:) It’s so easy to customize a candle. Basically anything you can print that will fit will look great!
What a great project and I love how this turned out. Lovely, Wendi. Great having that heat gun too.
Vanessa… I LOVE my heat gun! I do so many different things with it including crafts and home decor 🙂
LOVE!! what an awesome idea! I love ferns too. 🙂 Pinning!
Thanks Misty! I’m seeing them more and more lately so adding a few to the home decor was on “the list” Glad you like my idea & thanks for sharing my project 🙂