Beeswax Candles

I’ve been wanting to make some beeswax candles for quite some time, but didn’t want to pay shipping prices to get a few blocks of the wax sent to me, since we have a well-known beekeeping business about an hour away.  A few months ago, I was finally near the business, so I bought a few 1-lb. blocks of pure beeswax.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
I used a knife to grate large shreds off the block.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
I didn’t use a thermometer to heat the wax – I just heated it until it was all melted.  Watch the wax carefully, because I got distracted with one batch and it did burn a little.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
I used wicks that have metal tabs on them, so it’s easy to secure them in your candle container.  I just dipped them in the melted wax and stuck them in place.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
I used some vintage metal Jello molds and a pretty tea cup for my candles.  Only pour a little bit of wax at a time and let it harden a little (like the candle on the right), so that the hot wax doesn’t melt the wax holding your wick in place.  Once it’s hardened up a little, I added more hot wax.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time
The next day I trimmed the wicks down to size.  The candles have a light scent of honey and burn much cleaner than regular candles and I just love the natural color of beeswax.
DIY Beeswax Candles-in Repurposed Tins-an Upcycled project-by Knick of Time

Blessings,

Angie





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  1. Now how easy is that Angie … love the color and love beeswax candles. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. This is a great tutorial…easy and the end product is pretty & useful. Love it! Would you mind if I shared one of your photos on my blog…and linked back to your blog?

  3. Love this idea! I think I need to pay my local beekeeper a visit soon 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Eva

  4. So funny, Angie, because I too have been working on beeswax candles. There’s nothing like the scent! I also found a local beekeeper who gives me great prices on 2lb. blocks and even bulk if I like. I’m practicing dipping to make tapers, but the pour & fill are great! Yours are pretty! :o)

    Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces

  5. Wonderful photos! I love candles in teacups.
    Besos!

  6. ooooooh love these Angie, thanks for sharing how you made them. the scent of beeswax is so wonderful, just a natural for this time of year!

  7. I just happened upon this post of yours showing your beeswax candles in old Jello molds. A couple of weeks ago, I made some soy candles, using the same containers! I think I will try it with the beeswax now. Thanks for sharing. Here’s a link to my candles.
    http://judypimperl.blogspot.com/2014/03/making-soy-candles-part-two.html

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