DIY Beeswax candles – how to make taper candles using beeswax sheets.
I recently had a few friends tell me they wish they were crafty or that they could make handmade gifts. You might be surpassed to hear that some days I feel the same way. Sometimes I draw a blank and can’t think of anything creative at the time, other days I’m practically throwing glitter in the air crafting up a storm. Creativity is always something the comes and goes for me. I do consider myself a crafty person – I love coming up with ideas and spending my days creating. But I still have days when I sit and stare at my craft supplies, lacking the inspiration to create. When someone says to me they wish they could be crafty I think YOU CAN! Crafting doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming. If you look through my site you’ll find that 99% of my projects are easy craft ideas. I also love finding new ways to make something I’ve already enjoyed making. For example I have enjoyed making candles for years – I’ve used every mason jar in sight to make DIY candle gifts. Recently I discovered Beeswax Sheets to make taper candles and my mind was blown! Today I’m going to share how easy it is to make beeswax taper candles.
Beeswax sheets make a great alternative to your standard jar candle and the honeycomb pattern is so pretty! These would make a lovely handmade gift for friends or neighbors. You could also make them into several sizes and decorate your dinner table with taper candles. Beeswax sheets come in a large variety of colors. The classic honey color is my favorite but I’m having a lot of fun playing around with the colored sheets as well. I’ll have another gift idea using the colored sheets coming up. I found my Beeswax sheets on Amazon (affiliate link). You can order a box of one color or a rainbow assortment of Beeswax Sheets. Each box includes (10) 8×16 1/2 inch sheets. By trimming the sheet in half you’ll end up with (20) 8”x1” taper candles.
cotton wick (included in the beeswax sheet order)
scissors or x-acto knife
Step one: cut beeswax sheet in half. You could also cut the width for a shorter taper.
Step two: place wick along the edge of beeswax sheet. Tightly roll edge over the wick. You want to make sure to press firmly to keep it locked in place.
Step three: gently roll sheet until you reach the end. While you’re rolling the sheet be careful not to press too hard to avoid flattening the honeycomb pattern. Once you reach the end firmly press to seal candle.
You’ll also need to trim the wick to 1/4 inch.
These candles were really simple to make and look beautiful wrapped together. I plan to give a couple sets in bundles of 3.