Try your hand at these homemade candles for holiday gifting!


  • Beeswax tapered candles
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Teaspoon
  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Christmas decorations
  • Preformulated Premium Beeswax
  • Pot
  • Oven or hot plate


  1. Put parchment paper on baking sheets
  2. Cut wax blocks into pieces (Preformulated Premium Beeswax $20)
  3. Melt wax in pot on stove, medium heat (5-10 min)
  4. Pour melted wax into stainless bowl
  5. While it’s still liquid, dip decorative items into wax for light coating
  6. Place on parchment paper, set aside
  7. As the liquid begins to cool, use a spatula to scrape wax off the sides
  8. Continue scraping and stirring into a paste like mixture
  9. With a teaspoon, apply paste-like wax to sides of candle
  10. If the paste consistency of the wax begins to harden, place over a pot of hot boiling water until wax melts to paste consistency
  11. Now you’re ready to apply the decorations. Use the paste like consistency like a glue, applying it to the decorative items and placing at the base of the candle

CAUTION: Never leave lit candles unattended. Do not burn candle close to decorations, always extinguish candle 2 inches above the decoration. 

Cristina Ferrare's Candles - Home & Family

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