How-to: Rolled Beeswax Candle

trim the wickTrim any unevenness at the top and bottom of the candle (or simply press uneven parts down into the candle), and trim the top wick to about 1/4″.

Your candle is ready to be lit!

Once you’ve mastered this basic skill, you can become more creative with your rolled beeswax candles, rolling two or three sheets together, or pressing cut-outs from the beeswax sheets decoratively around the outside of the candle, or making tapered, twisting, or any other design that you can imagine.

And when you light your beautiful, sweet-smelling beeswax candle up for the first time one dark evening?

Well, I warned you that you’d become addicted to making them.

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Written by Julie Finn

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, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Your how-to has inspired me to make rolled beeswax candles for my wedding !! (14 months away, so here goes). But I wanted to mention that Knorr Beeswax lists 20 sheets for $50, but lists them much cheaper (referenced on martha stewart’s how-to candle thingy) 10 sheets for $16.50, or 50 sheets for $68.50…. Although, I haven’t been able to compare shipping or quality – only quantity.

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