DIY BEESWAX CANDLES.

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I've had learn how to make beeswax candles on my to-do list for ages so I was really excited to receive a beeswax candle kit for my birthday last week.. This is the kind of easy craft project I love. Quick, simple and 100% mess free.

All you need are some sheets of beeswax (alternatively this is a good starter kit as it contains 20 sheets in assorted colours), candle wick, a hairdryer and a pair of scissors or a craft knife and ruler.

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUE OWN DIY ROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES

1. Keep your beeswax sheets in a warm room so they are soft and pliable. If they're too stiff to roll you can heat them gently with a hairdryer. It's Autumn here and a little chilly so I heated each one for around 30 seconds on the lowest setting so the wax was slightly tacky to the touch.

2. Each 8 x 16 inch sheet makes 2 candles that burn for around 1-2 hours. Use a pair of scissors or a craft knife and a ruler to cut your sheet in half.

3. Place the wax sheet on a clean flat surface.

4. Cut the wick to size. It needs to be ¼ inch to ½ inch longer than the wax sheet.

5. Press the wick firmly onto the edge of the sheet to keep it in place.

6. Slowly roll up your candle. If you find the wax cracking simply heat the wax a little more. Try to roll it as evenly and tightly as possible so the bottom and top of your candle are flat.

7. When you get to the end gently press the seam into the wax. If your candle is having trouble standing you can press the bottom against the table to get a flat edge.

8. Store in a cool, dark place until needed.

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUE OWN DIY ROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES

LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUE OWN DIY ROLLED BEESWAX CANDLES

These hand rolled candles make fantastic gifts all year round but as the holiday craft season approaches I think they're a good one to start stock piling now. Wrap them in tissue paper or maybe a decorative paper band and some baker's twine and you're all set.