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Published on March 14th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

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Five Natural Craft Projects to Create with Beeswax

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rolled beeswax candleIf you like to eat honey, then I bet that you’d like to craft with beeswax. With its sweet honey scent, beeswax is a pleasant and versatile craft material suitable for a variety of natural craft projects, many of them alternatives to other craft projects that use petroleum-based materials.

Although in my family, we’ve been known to buy a block of beeswax just to sit on a shelf and look pretty (and be sniffed every time someone walks by it), we also adore these following five beeswax craft projects. Read on to check them out for yourself:

lantern made from beeswax and pressed flowersFor a natural alternative to the tin can lantern, check out this beautiful beeswax lantern tutorial from morning sun rae.

Although the project works as originally presented, be sure to read the entire post before you begin–morning sun rae has helpfully edited this tutorial to include suggestions and modifications gathered from commentors.

[The image on this page is the property of morning sun rae.]

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



  • Freya MacLean

    Thanks for the mention! We’ve had our snack bags all year and they’re still going strong. I’m really pleased with how well the beeswax cloth keeps the food from drying out and wears so well!

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