None of your Beeswax!
I've been experimenting with making candles for a while now. So, today I decided to play around with a big block of natural beeswax. It certainly wasn't the cheapest candle wax I could find, but it is one of the cleanest burning ones. Plus, it comes from a renewable, natural resource… and who doesn't like the sweet scent of beeswax anyway?
So I started with some containers—some white cups from Pearl River Mart and this vintage teacup—and inserted some lead-free wicks into them.
Here's the beeswax all broken up into chunks. I was surprised how easy it was to smash apart with a hammer!
I found this double boiler at Goodwill of all places. It was just 97 cents and I loved the patina and look of it all. I picked up the hot plate at K-Mart and added these new tools to my crafting supply arsenal in the new craft room. Here's the beeswax melting away over the double boiler.
Okay, I melted too much wax. So I poured some into an old mason jar and made that into a candle, too! Doesn't it look like honey? I used twigs from the yard to steady the wicks. And THANK GOD I protected the countertop with some brown kraft paper. I spilled some wax while making these candles!
Finished! Stamped the bottom of each candle with a four letter initial only my close friends would ever understand!