As fun and easy as Beeswax candles are to make there are several things you can do far beyond just making them. Beeswax is an easy to use medium that lends itself to a wide variety of projects. These projects can be done by crafters of all ages and skill levels. They also make wonderful gifts or can be beautiful adornments for home or office. You can find sheets of Beeswax at most craft stores in a wide variety of colors. So if you are looking for some Beeswax candle projects for an afternoon of crafting or you are looking to make some unique gifts try your hand at these fun Beeswax candle projects-
Beeswax votive candle holders-This easy to make craft will dress up your votive candles to reflect the stylish and expensive candles found in home decor stores.
What you will need:
- Plain votive candles-(straight-sided ones work best)
- Sheets of beeswax-in matching or complementary colors
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
Instructions for the project:
There are basically two ways to do this craft. You can roll the Beeswax flush like a pillar candle or have it come up above like a true votive holder. Whichever variation you choose, start by setting the votive candle on the sheet of wax and mark the height you want with your knife. With the “votive holder” style, mark the beeswax sheet at the top of the wick, with the “flush” variation, just mark the beeswax at the top of the candle. Using a ruler, you should now cut a very straight line across the beeswax sheet. Keep in mind that you will probably need two lengths of beeswax, so lay the first one on top of the leftover sheet and cut a second length of beeswax. With the bottom of the candle flush against the bottom of the length of beeswax, start rolling the beeswax around the votive. When you have rolled the first length around the candle, you can stop there or if you want an extra-thick “holder”, add a second length of wax. You can just start the second length where the first one left off and keep rolling. Once you have finished rolling then press the edges together and that is it! You have lovely and stylish Beeswax votive candleholders.
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