Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Beeswax candles

I took that medium-sized metal pitcher for frothing milk that used to sit on the espresso machine and I filled it with chunks of beeswax and set it in a simmering pan of water. While the wax melted I cut some wicks and stuck them in the bottom of some votives, a small pot and a cookie cutter on a piece of foil. I poured the wax in and steadied the wicks with toothpicks. Fifteen minutes, 6 candles! I need to read about candle-making. Any suggestions?


Virginia said...

No clue, but I'll ask my husband. He made all these lovely citronella candles in star shapes for our wedding reception (outdoors, in the south, during bug season. I mean summer).

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you back, Mrs. Lear.

Cristina said...

You can use beeswax crayons to add color to the mix!