Monday, October 06, 2008

Rub-ons and Candles


Here is a super fun idea I would love to take credit for. But actually, my little sister had the idea to try rub-ons on candles. They work amazingly. My tip is just to start at one end and go all the way to the other. Don't start in the middle and work out because it's a little tricky to hold the rub-on onto the candle since it has to curve. If you start on one end, you only have to hold down that part until you see the color change letting you know it's adhered to the candle.

Just a note. We also tried rubbing them onto our little pumpkins. Rub-ons don't like to stick to pumpkins! So, don't waste your time or your rub-ons with that. We have plans to try painting the pumpkins or coating with a clear coat and seeing if that works. We also have plans to try rubbing them onto glasses for a Halloween party. Before I decorate all my glasses though, I want to make sure they will eventually wash off!

17 comments:

AmyR said...

Ooohhh these are CUTE!! I'll hafta get me some candles now!!

FYI I've put rub-ons on glass and they did come off - really warm soapy water and a good scrubbing took them right off no problem :)

Julie said...

Thanks for the tip amyr! I thought the rub-ons would be fun in a party setting and help people remember which drink was theirs.

Alexandra said...

What a COOL idea! Thanks for sharing the successes and failures

~ RebekahBoo said...

i wonder if Undo would get them off the glasses?? Hmmm... Any report on how the candles burn with rub-ons? Do they catch fire or melt? I suppose it's just smart to put in a tea light though.

Chris said...

These look fantastic! What a great idea.

Alex S. said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. Let me know if the rub-ons work for glass (if they clean off, too).

Houston said...

Very cute, I have always wondered if that would work or if it would go onto pumpkins, thanks for trying it out!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cool! What a great idea! I love the ribbon too!

lfalduto said...

Yes, rub-ons work on glass or plastic. If they don't wash off you can always use undo adhesive remover on glass, but skip it on plastic since it may scratch the surface.

{monica} said...

What a great idea! We just featured some candles using the Haunted line on our site today as a project. http://www.scrapfreak.com/forum/showthread.php?p=627235#post627235

Might need to go back and do more with rub-ons!

Corey said...

oh super cute!!!!!! I'm thinking I have an idea for Christmas gifts now!

wendy said...

Yep...I'm all over that! Thanks for all the great ideas!

I've used rub ons on metal before. Get the cheap metal buckets from the dollar store and slap some rub on's on there...make great gifts!

I love the candle and glass idea!

NanaBeth said...

What about the artificial pumpkins and gourds? I have one right here-will try it out and let you know! I did some candles yesterday and was wondering if rub-ons would work-now I can decorate some more.

Chris said...

These are really gorgeous...wow!!

Crystal said...

That skelly candle is the best thing Ive seen in a LONG time. I looove him.

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