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?

3 comments:

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!