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Rolled Beeswax Candles

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You may quickly fall in love with the natural smell and warm burn of beeswax candles.  They're super easy to make and can add a nice decoration to any room in your home.  These candles also make great gifts for housewarmings or weddings.  Beeswax candles are great for beginner candlemakers, since there's often less than 5 steps involved.

Materials:

  • 2 Beeswax Honey Comb Texture Sheets
  • 20” of Wick
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors

 

Instructions:

  1. Take one sheet of the beeswax and fold it in half, just at the edges, on the short side. Be careful not to press too firmly and mash the texture of the beeswax. Unfold and use a straight-edge blade to cut directly across to make two 4” x 16” pieces of the beeswax.
     
  2. Lay a 5” length of the wick along one of the short ends. Firmly roll the edge of the beeswax over it and press to secure the wick there with your fingertips.
     
  3. Slowly roll the wax to form a cylinder candle.
     
  4. Gently press the end of the wax sheet in to secure the raw edge to candle body. Hold the candle in your hands for a few moments. The warmth of your hands will bond the wax and help it keep the candle shape.
     
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4 with remaining wax. Beeswax burns longer and cleaner than other waxes.

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We made these in high school many, many years ago. The only difference was that we cut the beeswax into sheets that made tapers with one side cut on an angle. After the candle was rolled we rolled the diagonal cut to create an interesting edge. I sold tons of them. This was from our FBLA club. Future Business Leaders of America.

Hi all! This actually does give the full instructions for this craft -- it's just that easy! This beeswax is sold in thin sheets similar to paper. It's very flexible, so you just cut a strip and start rolling (with a wick in the center), making it nice and tight as you go. Super easy! Decorate with ribbon, glitter, etc. If you cut a 90* triangle and start rolling at the wide end you'll get a taper design; rolling rectangles will give you pillar-styles. Great easy craft and they smell great too!

When I was a child I wached my mother make candles from real bees wax sheets from the bee hives my father kept. so they were usually a creamy white to really white. She would anchor the wick on one of the rolls to where it would still be in the middle when finished and decorate with craft bees or holly and hollyberrys and pine cone bases. The main thing I remember is you can't squeeze the candle sheet used for the candel when it is finished. They were festive and gave a cozy feel to the holidays. H.G.

I too am new to this;however, and have a few questions....do we not need any type of container or cylinder to wrap the was around? or, is this picture I see the entire candle made of beeswax (whats in the center?) please email me at efon911@hotmail.com

I have never made bees waxed candles, so this doesn't really give me full directions, like what kind of wax do I buy, and what kind of wick as I know there is different kinds for different waxes? they print that bees wax burns longer than any other of the waxes??? I was going to check into Soy wax? but this candle really caught my eye! so can someone e-mail me back with more detailed directions??it would be so much appreciated (alot) also when I recieve a e-mail saying I have an answer to a question or a comment when I click on to go to it I never find anything that a person directly has e-mailed, its always advertisements on where to buy items? is this the normal or am I not going to the right place? as I go where it states click on this email to view your responses?? Iam really new at this and enjoy your coloums of information on all projects!!! and right now Iam going through some health issues that I need to keep busy in this way! So could someone get back with me at the email address menzock@live.com Thank You so much

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