2013: updated candle image here
This is an update to last year’s Quick Paschal Candle design. Also note you can find another beautiful version Juan José.
ETA: I didn’t realize the link doesn’t work, and I was unable to find the original. Do also visit Jessica at A Shower of Roses to see her beautiful paschal candle. I forgot about my beeswax sheets I bought years ago from Hearthsong. Another consideration….
During my training for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd I was taking notes on how they decorated their Paschal Candle. Since they have Liturgy of the Light every year and use the Paschal candle all year in the Baptism corner, the candle is used frequently. Usually the grains of incense look like red wax nail heads, but in this atrium someone made the nails out of red Sculpey clay. They styled the symbols on the candle with foil and red paper cut into the cross and the letters and numbers.
I really liked the other idea they used to keep a candle to last for a long time. They carved the top out of the candle to fit a votive light. The votive light can be lit and replaced, but the candle doesn’t burn.
Paschal Candle 2012 .pdf file
This is a .pdf version of the candle design. Print in color, and cut, leaving the amount you need to wrap around the candle. Either tape, or cover with Contact paper or use ModgePodge over the image to apply to the candle. Make sure to extinguish the candle when it gets close to the paper.
Below is the .jpg file of the image below. Click on it to view the full image and save to your computer. Adjust the printer to landscape and whatever size you need the image to print, since there are smaller and larger candles to cover.