DIY Printed Candles What you need: vellum, a candle, wax paper and a hairdryer. Print your image on light-weight vellum paper; trim paper to wrap (or nearly) around the candle. You may attach vellum to candle with tacks or glue dots, if necessary. Wrap wax paper around the vellum and blow-dry the Heck out of the candle! Don't get frustrated with bubbles in the vellum, they usually work their way out.