DIY Hand Rolled Beeswax Taper Candles

In addition to their natural air purification benefits, beeswax candles simply chic & fabulous.  I’ve always seen them at fancy boutiques, yet never made the purchase because they tend to be pretty pricy!  What I didn’t know was how simple it is to make beeswax candles at home!  So, I purchased sheets of beeswax online and began rolling my own beeswax candles, now I’m absolutely obsessed…diy-beeswax-taper-candles11

DIY Hand Rolled Beeswax Taper Candles

MATERIALS

  • 16″ sheets of natural beeswax, each sheet yields 4 candles (I purchased mine here)
  • candle wicks (comes with beeswax sheets if you purchase here)
  • scissors

METHOD

Use a pair of scissors to cut 4″ strips of beeswax.  If you purchase 16″ sheets, you should get four taper candles from each sheet.  I found that the 4″ width resulted in the perfect fit for standard tapper candle holders…

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Cut your wick to the correct length for the height of your candle.  I left approx. 1″ on the top for burning.  Place the wick on one side of the beeswax sheet and roll the beeswax on top of it, covering the wick.diy-beeswax-taper-candles6

Continue to roll the beeswax over the wick until you reach the end…

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Once you reach the end, lightly press the end of the beeswax sheet into the candle to secure it…

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That it!  Your DIY Beeswax Candles are now complete!

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I made three colors, green, yellow & sea foam =)

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I also cut smaller pieces of beeswax (approx. 3″) to make beeswax birthday candles!

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The beeswax birthday candles came out so sweet!

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I used them on top of the amazingly delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Ombre Cake I made for my mother’s birthday!

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