There is no reason to limit yourself to round candles. Using this easy to do craft you can create some spectacular square candles.
What you will need:
- Seven sheets of Beeswax (9″ x 12″ each)
- One primed wick 10″ long-You will need a flat braided wick for beeswax.
- 2 ounces of melted Beeswax to finish the candle
- A sheet of cardboard or mat for working
Instructions for the project: On your sheet of cardboard or a mat warm the wax sheet with a blow dryer on the low setting, or dipping it in hot water, or laying it on a heating pad. Just be sure to keep an eye on it! When it is warmed lay one of the sheets on a smooth surface and fold the end 1/8″ and gently press the wick into the edge of the sheet before you begin to roll. It is important to make sure the wick is secure and roll the wax tightly. Place another warmed beeswax sheet next to the edge of the one you just rolled and continue rolling tightly again. You will now have now made the core of the candle. Using a metal ruler, gently press the core that you just made into a square shape. When you are satisfied with your shape, you can add a warmed third sheet of wax, folding the wax at each corner by using your ruler. Keep in mind that you can actually score the inside edges at the corners before you press it on the previous sheet. Until you get the hang of it and get it squared, do not proceed because each sheet will be off further. It is important to understand that you must have a square shape at all times and that the key is using the ruler for shaping! When you finish with the final sheet, just press the end to secure it to the candle so it does not unroll. Hold the candle upside down over a cookie sheet and using a spoon, pour some or all of the two ounces of melted beeswax in the cracks between the layers. You can also smooth some melted wax over the bottom of the candle to seal and flatten the bottom.