Mother’s Day is coming up so I thought it’d be the perfect time to show you how easy it is to whip up a customized candle using your Silhouette. It’s the perfect gift since it has a handmade touch to it. You can use my free Silhouette cut file or use a design of your own. So grab your Silhouette and let’s get to crafting!
- Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait
- free cut file (.studio3 or .studio)
- adhesive vinyl
- rubbing alcohol
- transfer paper
First you’ll want to download the free Silhouette cut file. Once it’s been downloaded open it up in Silhouette Studio. Resize it to fit your candle and cut it out of adhesive vinyl. If you’re unfamiliar with how to cut vinyl with your Silhouette you might want to check out this tutorial that guides you through the process. Once your vinyl is cut, use the hook to weed the extra pieces out of the design.
Remove any stickers or labels from the candle. I was lucky that mine peeled right off without a fight. You might have to use something like Goo Gone if your label is refusing to give. Once the label is off make sure the glass surface is clean and free of any oils. A quick wipe with rubbing alcohol usually does the trick.
Apply the transfer paper to the vinyl design and carefully place it on the candle jar. Smooth it out with your fingers and remove the transfer tape.
How easy was that? Have I mentioned how crazy I am for this gold vinyl? It looks amazing on everything I put it on!
Seriously, I love it and can’t wait to give it to my mom for Mother’s Day. I hope it brings a smile to her pretty face every time she uses it.
I hope that you enjoy my free Silhouette cut file. Feel free to use it for whatever personal uses you’d like, but please don’t distribute it, sell it, or use it on items you sell. Thanks!
Sandy T. saysApril 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this. I have not upgraded my Silhouette software, and cannot use the file :( Is there any way you could also post a Version 2 version? Thanks so much.
Analisa saysApril 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm
Thanks for letting me know Sandy! I just updated the post with the added V2 file.
Sandy T. saysApril 30, 2015 at 3:37 pm
Thank you :)
Charlotte saysApril 10, 2016 at 7:19 pm
Hi! Thanks for the tutorial. Is there anyway you have the saying in an image form? I have a Cricut so I cannot use the same files that Silhouette uses. Let me know if that makes sense…thanks!!!!
(for personal use not to sell)
Joyce Wright saysMarch 8, 2023 at 8:51 am
I’m going to try these sounds simple and easy to do