Easy DIY Beeswax Candles are quick to make and they are a great gift for Mother’s Day. You can easily make an assortment of colors and sizes.
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It’s time for this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Erlene from My Pinterventures. This is always a fun blog hop with tons of great ideas and loads of creativity shared! It’s great to find a pin and give it your own spin. This year, each month will have a theme and the theme for April is Mother’s Day or a project for the women in our lives. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the post for lots more Pinterest inspired Mother’s Day ideas.
Easy DIY Beewax Candles for Mother’s Day
I have a couple of beeswax candles that I purchased a few years ago. I’ve been thinking that they look pretty simple to make. After a quick search on Pinterest and I found a Rolled Beeswax Candles Easy Tutorial.
After confirming that these candles are super easy to make, I ordered some beeswax sheets. The kit includes a long strand of wick.
How to Make DIY Beeswax Candles
Using these sheets is an easy way to make diy beeswax candles.
- Cut a length of wick long enough for about an inch of overhang on one end.
- Press the wick into the sheet about 1/4″ from the edge.
- Roll the beeswax over the wick, pressing firmly to make sure it doesn’t slide out.
- Continue rolling the beeswax, making sure to keep it straight.
- Trim excess wick down to about 1/4″.
To make different sized candles, place the wick along the width of the sheet instead of the length. You can also cut the sheets in half for thinner candles.
Using the candles for a Mother’s Day gift meant I needed to dress them up a little. I cut strips of purple paper that would wrap around three to four of the candles.
Wrap the paper around groups of candles and secure in place on the back with a small piece of tape. Wrap twine around each wrapper and tie a simple bow.
Beeswax Candles for Mother’s Day Gift
Rather than wrapping the candles in a gift box, I decided to use a container to hold them. Place tissue paper into a container. I’ve had this small metal pail in my craft stash since last fall. It was originally purchased at Walmart.
Wrap a piece of twine around the pail and hot glue to the back. Add a simple twine bow to the front of the pail with glue. I added a few flower sprigs to help fill up the container.
I found a canvas tag in my craft stash. I used a paint pen to write Happy Mother’s Day on it and attached it to the twine on the pail.
For another easy Mother’s Day Gift Basket Idea, you might like my DIY Fabric Bookmarks.
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DIY Beeswax Candles for Mother’s Day
Supply List for DIY Beeswax Candle Sets
- Beeswax Sheets
- Metal Pail
- Flower Sprigs
- Tissue Paper
- Hot Glue
- Canvas Tag & Paint Pen
Meet this month’s hosts!
My Pinterventures • Across the Blvd
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Purple Hues and Me • Life Beyond the Kitchen
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Create with Cynthia • This Autoimmune Life
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