Pastel Beeswax Sheet Candles You Can Make Too
These beeswax sheet candles are the easiest way to learn how to make beeswax candles at home. Each pastel candle taper is hand rolled into a work of art.
If you’ve been bouncing around, what can I make with beeswax sheets, or what can I do with sheets of beeswax? Beekeeper, hobbyist, or crafter – the answer you’re looking for is candles!
Beeswax sheet candles have such a unique handcrafted look because each candle taper is hand rolled into a work of art. Yet, they are quite easy to make at home. Even your little ones can get involved in this project!
These pastel pairs of beeswax sheet candles I created are bound together with candy color raw silk ribbon, and dried flowers are tucked into a bow. They make a beautiful one-of-a-kind gift or candle centerpiece.
Bundle a pair of baby blue or pretty-in-pink beeswax candles to announce a gender reveal for a baby on the way. Decorate a special tea party or bridal shower with colorful beeswax tapers in varying heights down the length of a table. Or simply dress up your dining room table or sideboard with fun pops of color.
No matter how you showcase these handcrafted candles, I know you’ll appreciate how quickly they come together!
See why beeswax sheet candles are the easiest way to learn how to make beeswax candles at home. And gain creative ideas for decorating your farmhouse with candles.
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How Are Beeswax Sheets Made?
Beeswax sheets are essentially a natural byproduct of honey production.
You see, beeswax sheets are made by pouring wax produced by honeybees into a rectangular tray. Then it is stamped with tiny hexagons to mimic honey bee cells.
Beekeepers have been making these for years to create sheets to use as a base for beehive frames. And it turns out the same sheets can be sliced and rolled around a wick to create a candle!
Beeswax sheets have a natural golden color but can be found in various colors like French blue, lavender, rose, or aqua, made with natural pigments such as mica powders, powdered herbs, and spices.
You can buy beeswax sheets and a wick spool individually, or you can buy a beeswax candle making kit. And that’s what I did! This make-your-own beeswax candle kit came with ten large sheets of beeswax in a rainbow of colors with six yards of natural cotton wick.
Learn how to make 20 pastel beeswax candles for your home or gift-giving with my step-by-step tutorial starting with ideas for decoration.
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How To Decorate With Beeswax Candles
There’s nothing better than exercising my imagination to create something unique to decorate our farmhouse. Homemade beeswax candles can add a warm and natural ambiance to any space or lighten the mood with pastels like these.
You can decorate with beeswax candles by placing a taper into a candle holder or on a decorative plate with a bit of sticky candle tack. Beeswax sheet candles can be arranged in clusters or used separately to light up a centerpiece.
And they’re also the perfect solution to an odd-sized taper candle holder!
Additionally, you can incorporate beeswax candles into seasonal displays or use them to add a cozy touch to your farmhouse decor.
Candles can be decorated with lace, burlap, or natural ribbon like the silk chiffon ribbon I used. And dried flowers can be tucked into small bundles of candle sticks for an extra dose of color or texture.
However, you choose to decorate with beeswax candles; it will undoubtedly be unique.
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How Do You Make Candles With Beeswax Sheets?
Beeswax sheet candles are the easiest way to learn how to make beeswax candles at home. It doesn’t involve melting wax or pouring hot wax like traditional candle making. Nor do you have to wait for any cure time. So, if you’re looking for a quick, family-friendly activity, this is definitely one to do!
Gather your supplies and follow five steps to make pretty-in-pastel beeswax wax sheet candles!
Candle Supplies And Tools You’ll Need:
- 4 Pastel beeswax sheets
- 1-yard light blue silk chiffon ribbon
- 1-yard pink silk chiffon ribbon
- 1-yard mint green silk chiffon ribbon
- 4 stems of pink globe amaranth dried rose flowers
- Heat gun
- 4 stems of mint green leaves
- 4 stems of dried yellow flowers
- Cutting Mat (optional)
How To Make Beeswax Sheet Candles
Compared to a lot of DIYs, this is not a messy project. However, the beeswax can be sticky, so you might consider covering your surface with wax or parchment paper to keep the beeswax from sticking. Or you can just clean it up with a little soap and water afterward.
Step 1: Warm the Beeswax Sheets
Spread out your beeswax sheets in a warm place near a sunny window before starting this project to warm up the wax a little. This helps to avoid cracking and breaking the beeswax sheets.
Step 2: Cut the Beeswax Sheets to Size
These beeswax sheets are 8″ tall x 16 1/4″ wide. Lay a sheet of beeswax on a cutting mat and cut the sheet in half with scissors or a pizza slicer against a ruler into 8″ tall x 8 1/4″ wide.
Repeat until you have a total of 8 “squares,” two in each color.
Step 3: Cut Candle Wicks
After cutting each beeswax sheet in half, it’s time to prepare the candle wicks. Place the candle wick from the spool across the long side of your beeswax sheet. Leave about a half-inch of wick out from the top of the sheet, then cut the candle wick to size until you have eight wicks.
Step 4: Secure the Candle Wick
Place one wick along the edge of the long side of a beeswax sheet. Press the wick into the beeswax sheet lining up with the edge while leaving half an inch of the wick extended from the top of the sheet.
Then tightly fold the edge of the beeswax sheet over the wick to secure it in place. If the sheet feels too stiff to roll slightly, warm it up with a hairdryer or, preferably, a heat gun designed for crafting.
Step 5: Roll the Beeswax Candles
From here, carefully roll the wax sheet up as tightly and evenly as possible. When you come to the end, gently press the seam into the candle seal. You may want to warm the edge of the wax before finishing the roll with a heat gun for a smoother seal.
You should have an 8″ tall x 1″ wide candle taper.
After rolling, trim the wick to ¼ of an inch and repeat for the remaining seven candles.
Step 6: Decorate the Candles
Group the candle tapers into pairs of matching pastel colors. Roll out a length of silk ribbon in the same color, then place the pair of tapers on top. Tie the ribbon into a bow and cut the ribbon from the spool. Use the tip of your fingernails to fray the ribbon edge.
Next, choose sprigs of dried flowers to tuck under the bow. Use your scissors to cut the length of the dried flowers as needed. See my tips above for more ways to decorate candle tapers!
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These beeswax sheet candles make a wonderful decoration for the home or for special occasions. And they are beautiful stand-alone handcrafted gifts. Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a hand-rolled candle?
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