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    Hello,

    I'm reasonable new to candle making & fancied applying pictures to ready made paraffin candles to sell. I have done some in the past for friends, printing a picture on to tissue paper & melting it on to the candle. As they have not been burnt I don't know how safe they would be.

    Has anyone any experience with decoupage candles. Are the safe to sell?

    Many thanks.

    Barbara

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    The image will burn and could cause a flaring problem. Plus if you alter ready made candles this would invalidate their guarantee, you would have to approach the manufacturers/suppliers to check they would be happy for you to do this. If you make your own and have tested them to the Trading Standards you can turn them into votive candles, details here

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    Thanks for the reply Caroline.

    As children in the '60's, we had Advent candles which had a plasticised pattern on them & I remember the picture shrivelling up as the candle burnt.

    I will do some test burns to see what happens just for interests sake.

    Interesting idea turning them in to votive candles. Could put an LED tea light in them or remove the wick (which can be done).

    Does the guarantee come with candles purchased direct from the manufacturer, not a shop?

    A lot to think about. Thank you.

    Barbara.

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    You would have to check with the manufacturer, also check your product and public liability insurance as well.

    I think it would be easier to remove the wick and carve out a space for a battery tea light

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    Thanks for the help.

    Barbara

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