|Easy candle update: Boring blue to TARDIS!!|
This project is super easy. You only need a few basic supplies:
- Candle in blue glass jar or tumbler (I got mine at Bath & Body Works)
- Printout of TARDIS signage
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Wax paper (for worksurface)
First, peel off the candle's original label:
Most come off pretty easily. (I've done this a few times. I don't think there are any candles left in my house that I haven't relabeled.)
Next, cut out your TARDIS signage:
I measured my candle, then resized a graphic I found online. I like to guess at the perfect size, then make one bigger and one smaller, and print off all three so that I can cut them out and decide which one's the winner.
I ended up deciding that the candle was still lacking something, though, so I printed off another graphic:
I measured the circumference of the candle, which was longer than a single sheet of paper, so I printed off three of the "Police Box" graphics, each resized to 1/3 the candle's circumference. (I also printed off another "Pull to open" sign, slightly resized, to give myself yet another option.)
Fortunately, I could fit two of these on a line, so I only had to line up two breaks when it came to gluing them onto the candle.
I set up to brush Mod Podge on the first "Police Box" strip:
And here it is, covered in glue:
Then I carefully placed it below the top edge of the candle:
I did the same for the smaller strip:
I tried to line it up perfectly, but you can still see the break if you look closely enough. One side overlaps just a little bit:
Next, I picked which size of my four options for the "Pull to open" sign looked best on the candle, and brushed glue on the back and placed it where I wanted it:
It took me a little while to decide if I liked it better centered under the graphic (under "Public Call") or off to the left (under "Police"). Eventually, I opted for the latter, since this sign is, after all, on the left side of the TARDIS:
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The last step is brushing a final layer of Mod Podge over the new labels:
Do this carefully; stray brushstrokes on the glass will be noticeable. I go a little past the edge of the paper on each side.
Once it's all glued in place, let it dry.
Here it is, finished and dry:
Not gonna lie, I was a little bit tempted to keep it for myself...
...but I think it will go well with our friends' Dalek poster. :-)
So what's the geekiest home decor project you've worked on recently?