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Making Beeswax Candles

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Beeswax sheets are easy to use to make your own lovely candles. This is a guide about making beeswax candles.


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December 19, 2005

These quick and simple candles can be put together in 5 to 10 minutes and they make a great gift.




  1. Cut the wick slightly larger than the height of your wax. Use the hair dryer on the wax to make it softer and easy to roll without cracking.
  2. Place the wick on one end of the wax and fold over a small end of the wax on top of the wick and press down lightly to hold the wax in place. Then proceed to roll the candle until you reach the end.
  3. Use the hair dryer on the seam and press down lightly to make sure it will stay rolled. Then use the hair dryer on the bottom then use your finger to bond the layers together a bit and hold the little piece of wick sticking out the bottom in place.
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  5. Wrap nicely and give as a gift or put it straight into one of your candle holders and light. In the picture I wrapped them all together, but if it was going to be awhile til I delivered the gift or were going to be exposed to a lot of heat, I would wrap each candle separately to avoid them melting together.
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December 16, 2005

Tall, simple and elegant - these beeswax candles are lovely as a centerpiece for a Christmas tea or as a gift that is sure to be treasured.

Materials and Equipment:



1. These instructions make two candles. I chose complementary colors of cream and beige for the candles in the photo, but you can use whichever colors you like.

2. Before starting, clear the table and cover it with a thick piece of cardboard or plywood to protect it from cuts.

3. Cut each sheet of wax lengthwise on the diagonal. You should now have four triangles.

4. Take one triangle of each color and set the other two aside for later. Orient the wax so that the long edge is closest to you and the diagonal edge is away from you. Place the two triangles directly on top of each other. Then, stagger the top triangle by pushing it an inch forward, so that an inch of the bottom sheet is now visible.


5. Trim the top of each triangle by about an inch, so that you will have a flat even surface at the top of the candle. Trim the bottom of the triangles if you want shorter candles. The ones in the photo are about a foot long, and a few inches have been trimmed off the bottom to shorten them.

6. Cut a piece of wick that is just a touch longer than the length of the wax triangles. Press the wick onto the long edge of the wax triangle and roll the wax over the wick. Continue rolling the candle. You will be rolling the two triangles together, but they will be slightly out of sync because they are staggered. Press the wax tightly as you go.

7. Once the candle is as thick as a standard tapered candle (about an inch across the bottom), cut the unrolled part of the wax off with the X-acto knife and ruler. Press the ends of the wax flush against the candle. Keep the left over wax to melt down for other candles.


8. Repeat steps four through seven for the other two triangles. You will now have two tapered candles.

9. Wrap the candles together with ribbon or raffia and give as a gift.

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