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.

9 thoughts on “How-to: Rolled Beeswax Candle”

  1. I find it *really* hard to do this evenly, or even sort-of evenly. Do you have any tips? It doesn’t matter how many times I roll, un-roll, and re-roll.

    1. If you look REALLY closely at the beeswax sheet, you’ll see that although the honeycomb pattern lines up on the diagonal one way, it lines up in a straight vertical line the other way. I like to roll so that I’m rolling down that vertical line, and by keeping that line matched between the candle and the unrolled sheet as I’m rolling it up, I’m able to keep the candle perfectly lined up.

      If it’s totally impossible, though, for you to keep it even, just make it a style element!

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  4. 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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