Homemade Candles

These beautiful hand-rolled candles are made from sheets of ivory, yellow and olive beeswax. A perfect complement to a homemade menorah, these candles make lovely window displays or gifts.

What You’ll Need

  • Sheets of beeswax
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
  • Blow dryer

Slice wax sheets into 2-by-4 ½-inch rectangles using a utility knife and ruler. Cut wicking into 5 ½-inch lengths, making a knot close to one end. Use a blow dryer to warm the wax until it is just pliable (this takes about 10 to 15 seconds). Lay the wicking along the wax’s edge; let a ¾ inch of wick hang beyond wax. Roll wax around wicking, pressing the seam with your finger to smooth and seal candles.

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