How to Roll & Decorate Beeswax Candles

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How to Roll & Decorate Beeswax Candles
Roll beeswax into decorative candles. (Dos abeja comiendo 10609 image by pablo from

Beeswax sheets, with their honeycomb texture, are available from craft stores. One rectangular sheet makes two tapered candles. It's easy to roll these candles, and a sprinkle of glitter adds a little something extra. You can press scrapbooking charms into the wax for extra decoration, if you like. These candles have a sweet, clean scent when burnt and are less environmentally damaging than petroleum-based candles.

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Things you need

  • Sheet of beeswax
  • 2 candle wicks
  • Glitter
  • Scrapbooking charms (optional)

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  1. 1

    Cut a rectangular sheet of beeswax into two tapered triangles. Set one triangle in front of you with the tapered side to the right. Measure the left side of the triangle and cut 2 wicks to this size plus 2 inches.

  2. 2

    Lay a candle wick along the left side of the first triangle with 2 inches extending beyond the beeswax. Sprinkle glitter over the beeswax triangle, making sure to include the diagonal edge of the triangle.

  3. 3

    Roll the beeswax around the wick, and then continue to roll from the left side to the right. Go slowly and keep the bottom edge of the candle flat. The top edge of the candle will be rounded and you'll see layers forming there. Continue until you've reached the end of the beeswax. Use your fingers to warm the beeswax along the seam, sealing it to keep the candle together.

  4. 4

    Decorate the candle further, if desired, by pressing scrap booking charms into the wax. If necessary, secure the charms with a dab of hot glue.

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