Make Beeswax Celebration Candles
Beginner | 31 min 6 sec
The soft light of a candle has a way of setting up an idyllic atmosphere for celebration or contemplation. That feeling is even more profound when the glow of that candle is one you have made yourself. This class covers three variations of small, handmade beeswax candles. Cobrina of Creativebug demonstrates how to roll celebration candles from sheet beeswax, some best for sticking in a cupcake and others for a candleholder, such as a menorah. Next, learn how to melt beeswax and dip small double-sided tapers layered with colors from a crayon. If you choose to make both candle types, you can then use the leftovers to make a votive.
Here’s what you’ll need:
For rolled candles:
  • Sheet beeswax (one 8" x 8" sheet makes about fifteen 2.5" candles)
  • Waxed hemp wick
  • Cutting mat, craft knife, and ruler
  • Book or some kind of edge to assist with rolling
  • Scissors
  • Optional: heat gun / hair dryer
For dipped candles:
  • 0.5 - 1 lb. beeswax blocks or pellets
  • Tin can - taller than the desired height of your candles
  • Burner or heat source
  • Small saucepan half full of water
  • Wooden chopstick for stirring
  • Waxed hemp wick
  • Cup or jar filled with cold water
  • Wax paper or parchment to protect surfaces
  • Two wine bottles with length of string (40") to hold dipped candle pairs
  • Optional: crayons
For poured candle:
  • Small mason jar
  • Waxed hemp wick
  • Leftover melted beeswax
  • Small scraps of sheet beeswax
  • Small cookie cutter
  • Wooden chopstick
Learn how to:
  • Roll different size candles from sheet beeswax
  • Dip double-sided beeswax candles
  • Use crayon to create an outer layer of color on your dipped candles
  • Use the leftovers from your tiny tapers to make a votive
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Class Reviews
48 users recommended this class to a friend
Angelee Kumar
I approached this class thinking I wouldn't learn anything new. However, there are cute techniques in the poured candle and good demonstration of variations in terms of dimensions and coloring of dipped and rolled candles.
January 17, 2023
Charna Erlichman
Got us inspired to order candle making supplies! Great, easy project for winter.
December 3, 2022
It was simple and fun to make candles for the advent wreath with my 11 yo daughter. The instructions and video were very clear.
November 27, 2022