Bees Wax Birthday Candles
Bees Wax sheeting
For this project we are using beeswax sheets, which come in a variety of colors.
The candle wick we are using is a small thickness suitable for our candle dimensions. Sheet wax works best when you are in a warm environment or the sheeting may crack.
You can use offcuts and scraps for these birthday candles as they only require a 2inch by 2inch square of sheet wax for each candle.
1: Start by cutting you candle wick to length. It needs to sit flush at the bottom and over hang around 1/4 inch at the top of the candle , remember you can always trim the length later.
2: Press the wax tightly around the wick, this insure that your candle will burn correctly by providing it with an even source of wax for fuel.
3: applying a firm pressure roll the candle up, making sure to keep your bottom edge even so that it will stand up.
If you make a mistake just unwrap it and start again.
4: Once you get to the end of your candle press the end firmly into the candle to stop it unrolling.
Its now ready to burn. You can embellish your candles with ribbons, raffia and even cut out shaped of different colored bees wax or why not try using half one color and half another color for a rainbow effect.
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By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.