Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Beeswax Summer Candle Tutorial

This is a great project to do with your little one's. These types of candles look great for summer nature tables or for nautical/beach decor.
First thing's first...make sure you get the right size shells. These shells ended up being to small!
I didn't realize it until I put the wicks in AND again after pouring the wax in...the wax will probably flow out of these little guys. So if you're using them for your nature table, get larger sizes of at least 3"-4" in diameter. Mental note to self for next time!
Place wicks inside shells with " ". I actually left a bit too much of the wick on so that I can cut them down after the wax has set.

Chip the beeswax from the block into chunks. You can easily do this by hitting it with a hammer. Place it in parchment paper first so that it doesn't stick and you keep the pieces from flying out. It doesn't take too long to melt...

Pour the wax into the shells.

Now to find larger shells. I just can't have candles that "look cute" without being able to use them and worry about the wax melting out-lol!
Have fun and enjoy your new summer candles!!


  1. This is wonderful, thank you Rose:)

  2. Love this idea! I have a bucket of shells. Hopefully I'll get to this next week. Thanks for a great idea. I'll be linking on Facebook!

  3. You might not want to melt the wax directly over heat source. The wax can ignite, and a trapped moisture pocket can pop wax out and onto you. A double boiler is much safer. That being said--these are adorable!!!!!

  4. Great idea! Are the wigs available at craft stores?

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  6. Hi Dagmar and thanks for dropping by! You can find the wicks at most craft stores. Have fun mama!

  7. WOW! Thanks Kimara! I love what you guys are doing over at Wee Folk Art!! I am honored :D