Homemade Candle Labels

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Homemade Candle Labels
Make labels for your homemade or store-bought candles. (coloured candles image by Wayne Abraham from Fotolia.com)

Candle labels can be used to describe both safety warnings and scent or wax type information. Whether you are making homemade candles for which you need labels, or if you want a more decorative or personal label for your store-bought candles, you can make them yourself. Use your home computer and printer to print labels to place on your candles for your own personal use or to give as gifts.

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Things you need

  • Printable adhesive labels
  • Microsoft Word software
  • Computer printer

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  1. 1

    Purchase a package of printable adhesive labels from your local office supply store. Choose the size that will best work for your size of candle.

  2. 2

    Open Microsoft Word (using version 2003 or later) on your computer and click on the "mailings and labels" button on your task bar at the top of the screen, and click on the "labels" button. Select your label size from the list that appears.

  3. 3

    Type out all of the information that you want to include on your label in the box at the top of the labels screen. Include warnings and burning tips, or just write a description of the type of wax you used to make the candle, or the scent.

  4. 4

    Place your printable adhesive labels into your printer's feed tray and print the Word document onto the labels.

  5. 5

    Remove the paper backing from the printed label and adhere it to your candle or candle container.

Tips and warnings

  • For older versions of Microsoft Word, click on the word "tools" at the top of the screen and select "envelopes and labels" from the list. Click on the "labels" tab to select your size and type the wording for your label.
  • Do not place labels where they may be a fire hazard. Place them on a container if you are labelling a jar or canister candle. Place them directly on the bottom of pillar candles, rather than on the side, as the candle will burn down to the label and could catch fire if it were located on the side.
  • Monitor the candle at all times when it is burning and extinguish it if the flame is near contact with the label.

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