This is by far the simplest way to make a candle from beeswax. There is no melting of wax, so even young children can safely join in the fun.
And you’ll only need three items to make your candle: 1. A sheet of beeswax, 2. A primed wick a little longer than the candle you are making, and 3. A sharp knife.
Your first step is to lay out the sheet of wax onto a surface that you can cut on. (A cutting board works great!)
Once you have your sheet all flattened out, measure your wick and cut it to the size you will need. You will want to leave an inch or so on either end.
Lay out your trimmed wick on the edge of the sheet and turn up about 1/8 of an inch of wax to cover the wick. (If you have trouble turning it up, try folding it over the edge of the cutting board.) Press both layers of wax together to create a sealed channel for your wick.
Now for the fun part! You simply roll up your candle. Go slow and gentle, and don’t press too hard or you’ll lose some of that great honeycomb accent look. As you roll, make sure that your edges stay even. If you are finding the sheet too stiff to roll easily, simply warm it with a blow dryer. Just remember, a little warmth goes a long way in making the wax more pliable.
Once your candle is all rolled up, gently press the last edge into the candle proper.
Now take a look at the candle you’ve just made. Which end looks the nicest? Make that end the top and trim the wick to about ½ inch. Trim the wick on the other end completely flat with the bottom of the candle.
That’s it. Your candle is ready to light and enjoy!
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