Quick & Easy Vinyl Project - Flameless Candle Decor!


Lately, Cricut has been coming out with all sorts of new materials and I'm loving each and every one of them! They've got Washi Sheets (which I LOVE and will be sharing soon), vibrant new iron on transfers, and loads of vinyls! 

Now to share with you a vinyl project that's also crazy easy and can spice up your space OR make an excellent gift!

Click on through to find out how to make your very own flameless candle decor!





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The first thing you'll want to do is find a design that you want to transfer on to the candles. This seems easy, but let me assure you that with all of the options included in the Cricut Image Library, plus the ability to upload your own image, this part could very well take the longest! I ended up going with a "scroll' design and a stag head for the 3rd candle (not pictured here, obviously). 

Measuring out the size for your design is also pretty simple, thanks to the "candle" canvas feature in Design Space, or just measuring the candle that you're using. You'll want to choose a design based on the fact that you're using a cylindrical surface as well. 

Once you cut your design elements, weed off the extra vinyl with your handy dandy weeding tool. You'll want to do that before you apply the transfer tape over the top of the design otherwise you'll have a big ol' sticky mess on your hands. 


Line up your transfer tape on the surface of the flameless candle. This is where the transfer tape is the HANDIEST because even if you have thin, intricate cuts of vinyl, it transfers to the candle with ease and keeps its shape. So can you do this project without the transfer tape? Yes, but it makes it about 1000x harder (give or take) and I assure you that investing in transfer tape is most assuredly worth it! 


Press along your design and then slowly peel up the transfer paper. Do NOT rush this part! Find your crafting zen and just embrace it. It's well worth it to do it right the first time instead of trying to re-position vinyl that peels off. 

Now that you've done the first one, simply repeat with your other candles! 


And then you're done! It's really that easy. I promise. And think about all the potential here for teacher gifts, Christmas gifts, Halloween decorations, etc! Like I said, the hardest part about the entire process is probably deciding WHAT to put on the candles (or maybe stopping yourself from making 100 of them because it's pretty addicting once you get started). 

Do you have any suggestions for what else could go on these flameless candles?
Other suggestions for vinyl projects? 

Happy crafting!




Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

3 comments:

  1. These look great, how did they look when they were turned on?

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    1. Thank you! They have a "yellowish" glow when turned on and they're against my stone fireplace - I like them very much! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing! These will make awesome gifts!

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