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DIY Beeswax Candles

By The How-To Gal on Dec 19, 2012

Handmade gifts seem to be the trend this year and I decided to follow it.

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I love the look of the diamond cutouts with the wax, but any glass jar will do. Hit up your local thrift store and see what you can find.

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1. Get your supply of beeswax. The wax can be pricey, but I know a bee farmer in the small town where I grew up. He only charged $12 per a 2 lb block. This was a lot less than most prices I had seen online and was very happy I shopped around. It took only two of the blocks-4 lbs- to fill ten of my half-pint jars.

2. Melt wax. I used a candle thermometer, and it seemed to finally all melt around 180˚ F.

3. Create a base to hold your wick centered. Wrap wick around a skewer and set in place. Pour a small amount of wax into jar using a container that has a spout.

4. Once base has hardened, fill up jar with remaining wax.

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Add a holiday tag with some yarn and your gift is done.

My house smelled lovely from the melted wax, and I can't wait for others to enjoy the aroma.

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