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PostSubject: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:01 pm

I promised a long time ago to make a tutorial about making personalized tea lights and I finally took some time to make them & take pictures.

Please let me know if you like it and if you have some questions or additions

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Hi all!

This is Annemieke for this month's Hybrid on the Pink Reptile Designs blog
Last year I visited a blog of a very talented and inspiring Dutch girl, who wrote a blog about making your own personalized tea lights. I fell in love immediately and have made them as a gift to friends. Since her blog is offline, I decided to make my own tutorial to tell you how to make them.
Maybe you can make your own and wrap them up as a Christmas gift...

I have one very important note; I have never had problems burning the tea lights, but since the bottom is of paper it's only safe to burn them when you are next to them, please, never leave them unattended to prevent burn damage

To start making your own tea lights download the template https://www.dropbox.com/s/j3quk7vsna6zl7i/DIY_TeaLight.png?dl=0


I used some Pink Reptile elements to fill the circles of the template, you can also add some text, like I did
I added some Christmas text to the template as a gift for you

Now, let's get started!
What you need:


- template
- scissor
- tea lights
- toothpick

Fill up your template with elements or text of your own choice and print it out, ofcourse, I used some my favorite Pink Reptile Designs elements


If you are ready filling the template, print it out on A4 format, this way the circles will fill the tea light perfectly
Cut them out


Now, prepare the tea lights. It's important to buy tea lights like shown on the picture below, you have to be able to pick out the metal circle with the candlewick


Take your paper cuts and make a hole in the middle with the toothpick


Turn the toothpick slightly around to make the hole a bit bigger. This way it will be easier to put them over the candlewick


Slightly put back the candlewax and place them back in the tea light, now they are ready to burn...


After 45 minutes, the wax is all melted and transparent, this is what you will see


You can add some washi tape to the sides to make them more special


Make your own collection and put them in a jar to give to a friend, succes guaranteed


Hope you liked it! Wishing you lots of fun making your own!


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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:11 pm

these came out super cute!
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:47 pm

Super cool Annemieke and great timing! I think these will make great little x-mas gifts. I am thinking of making a few for my sister and parents too! :biglove: :loveshower:
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:51 am

I have a whole bunch of IKEA candles I haven't used yet for so long but I know now what I can do with them!! This year Xmas will be brighter!! thank you for the great inspiration!
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:09 am

ninigoesdigi wrote:
I have a whole bunch of IKEA candles I haven't used yet for so long but I know now what I can do with them!! This year Xmas will be brighter!! thank you for the great inspiration!
OMG so funny ... you typing this made me think I have a whole bunch from Ikea too. They come in a giant bag right? :thumbs: too bad we don't all live near each other we could have a holiday tea light crafting night together ! :group hug: Now that would be a blast!
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:02 am

I have the IKEA tealights too! And would love to join the tea light crafting night! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:32 am

jennmccabe wrote:

OMG so funny ... you typing this made me think I have a whole bunch from Ikea too. They come in a giant bag right? :thumbs: too bad we don't all live near each other we could have a holiday tea light crafting night together ! :group hug: Now that would be a blast!

Yes they do!! lol I had found a cute small glass pot in the colors of my interior that's why I bought those but I think I only used it once lol. I didn't stress much about it because I can use them in case of a power down time which can happen in case of a big shake te he he. At least I will have light! :teehee:
How awesome would that be!!!

mirjam wrote:
I have the IKEA tealights too! And would love to join the tea light crafting night! LOL

The more the merrier :grin:

Did someone checked if they can be crafted like this yet? I haven't but I will :giggle:
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PostSubject: Re: Hybrid... Tea Lights SCHEDULED   Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Awesome ! I love these littles candles
Very beautiful idea
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