Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Beeswax Candles

I love an excuse to bring out my beeswax candles since they set such a romantic ambiance.  This photo is from my point view, sipping on some chianti while Sutty makes dinner in the background.  We don't do candlelit dinners every night but he does always cook dinner.  We've learned that I struggle in the kitchen and it's just a scene we'd like to avoid and so I get to set the table while he cooks the meals, works for me! :)

DIY Beeswax Candle Kits are available in my shop if you're interested!  Get them in time for the holidays which will be rolling in soon!  This is a very easy project. 

How-to: Beeswax Spiral Taper Candle
1.  Lay beeswax sheet on paper so that it does not stick to your working surface. Your sheet will come as a rectangle sheet, 8" x 16".  To create your spiral taper, cut the rectangle diagonally from one corner to the other so that you get two triangular sheets that looks like so: 

2.  Align wick along edge.  Flush the wick on one end which will be the bottom of your candle and then on the other end let it exceed the candle about 1 inch so that this will be the top of the candle.  

3.  Fold end of beeswax sheet over the wick.  Tuck it around wick to achieve a round basis for rolling the rest of the way. Work slowly to prevent cracking and breaking.  You can use a hair blow-dryer to warm up your sheet but don’t over heat it.

4.     Once you’ve reach the end of your sheet, press edges to flush to candle.

I use a collection of vintage and recycled glass bottles as my candle holders.  I place kraft paper on the table so that clean up is easy.  They're so beautiful and smell wonderful!  Get your kits here!

Happy candle rolling!

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