Decorate Candles with Your Cricut Explore Air 2

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Personalize and Decorate candles with gold foil vinyl and your Cricut. It’s the perfect way to add a little glitz and glam to your favorite candles.

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Gold Decorated Candles

I’m having so much fun with my new Cricut Explore Air 2.


I just want to personalize everything and make gifts for everyone I know.  I hope my friends and family are prepared to receive lots of monogrammed gifts from me.

Today’s Cricut project is so easy and turns a boring candle into something glamorous.  I love stocking up on candles and giving them to people as gifts.  They’re perfect for all occasions – birthdays, house warming gifts, get well gifts, and so much more.  Well, why not add a little glitz and glam to your favorite candle.  The Cricut Explore Air 2 makes it so easy that you’ll never give anyone a plain candle again.

Gold Foil Candles 2

I decorated three candles today in less than an hour thanks to my Cricut Explore Air 2.  One I’m keeping for myself because I had to test things and the other two are gifts.

Materials needed to Decorate Candles

How to Decorate Candles with you Cricut

Step 1:  Open a new project in the Cricut Design Space.

Step 2:  Measure the height of your candle to see how high your design should be.  Then, use a measuring tape to measure length around the candle

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Step 3:  Search patterns in images and insert the one you like.

Step 4:  Resize image to fit the height of your candle.  Then, copy and paste the image until you reach the length that you need.  (I trimmed a little to make sure it wrapped all the way around)

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Step 5:  Weld your images together.

Step 6:  Now, you’re ready to cut your vinyl and decorate your candle.

I used gold foil vinyl because I’m obsessed with all things gold right now.  I’m also loving the pink foil that Cricut has.  I need to make some more candles using that next.  Feel free to use your favorite color vinyl to decorate your candles.

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Next, I made a simple monogrammed candle for my sister-in-law.  I inserted a label from the Cricut images and sliced out the center of the label.  Then I added an H.  The font is called Magnolia Sky that I downloaded for free.  I love that I can use fonts from my computer and the Cricut fonts.  I think that’s the hardest thing about creating projects.  I can never decide which font to use because there are so many to choose from.

Gold Vinyl Decorated Candles
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Finally, I made a house warming gift for our friends who just bought a new home.  This image is also available right in the Cricut Design Space. All I had to do was measure the height of my candle, insert the image, resize it, and cut it out.

Super easy! I can’t decided which candle I like more and now I want to keep them all for myself.  I guess I’ll be decorating more candles this weekend.

Have I convinced you that you need one yet?  I have so many fun projects to share that I’m pretty sure you’ll realize you need a Cricut too.

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  1. Hi is permanent vinyl safe to use with a burning candle??
    I have been so desperately wanting to try a candle since getting my Explore Air 2 but I have been too scared.