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Maria Provenzano is making her own candles out of sheets of colorful beeswax.

Materials

  • Sheets of beeswax in desired colors
  • Craft knife
  • Wicks for candle making
  • Plate (non-flammable)
  • Cutting board
  • Cookie cutters

DIY Beeswax Christmas Candles - Home & Family

Directions

1. For a sheet of beeswax that is 17”x 8*, cut it into thirds

2. Lay the three cut pieces lengthwise

3. Use the knife to cut from one of the top corners to the bottom of the other corner to create two right triangles

4. Separate the two triangles to make two different candles

5. Place the wick at the end of the triangle (the end opposite of the point)

6. Make ½ inch of the wick in poking out of the top

7. Fold the beeswax sheet over the wick and use light pressure with your hands to secure the wick in place

8. Begin to roll the first sheet and attach the second piece, use light pressure to secure the sheets together and continue with the third sheet as well until you have wrapped the entire “triangle”; this will naturally create a tree shape

9. Make sure to check that the bottom is able to stand flat as you continue rolling

10. This will create a tree shape

11. Add details to the “tree” by using a cookie cutter to cut out shapes from other sheets of beeswax and attach them to the “tree” by simply pressing them on with your hand; the heat of your hand should be enough to attach them

12. Place on a plate to display

13. Cut candle wick to ¼ inch and light as desired using proper fire safety precautions

14. If you want to make a large candle, you can widely wrap the tree, but make sure to fill the open space at the bottom of the tree with wax for safety

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