made / the easiest candle diy
what you’ll need:
cut the tattoo to your desired length or shape, place the tattoo on the candle (sticky side down, just like if you were applying a temp tattoo to your skin), soak back of tattoo with a sponge dipped in water, peel away and VOILA – you now have a sassy candle instead of a basic bitch candle.
think of all the fun you could have! Halloween tattoos on black or orange candles, Santa tatts on a green one! these are great gift ideas, too! slap a positive saying on a candle and give it to your bestie! I mean… I dunno, I feel like the options are endless. I did a google image search on temporary tattoos and there are just a million options.
and here’s the final look (2nd photo.) I didn’t do all the candles because I only wanted a bit of gold. plus I shared a “before” of how the mantel looked up until I decided it needed a change.
the truth is that I don’t love the mantel itself. the previous owner did some sort of 80s design technique with paint and who knows what else, not to mention it literally looks like they stuck a slab of concrete above the fireplace. ugh. i’ve never seen anything like it.
the good news is that I absolutely love how simple, yet bold the new styling turned out. with the longhorn skull and the fern, the white with pops of color – it’s definitely the focal point when you walk in the room.
what do you guys think?
thanks for reading!