beeswax candle DIY

I love the look of beeswax candles, but they tend to be a bit pricey. Until I found a beeswax candle making kit that made making these beeswax candles super easy, fairly inexpensive and pretty satisfying. Let me share this beeswax candle DIY and you might want to make some yourself.

beeswax candle DIY

I stumbled upon a kit on-line to make beeswax candles when I was researching honey bee and honeycomb topics for this post {bee theme tablescape}. I recently shared these beeswax candles in this post {an orchid and beeswax candle DIY tablescape}.

an orchid and beeswax candle DIY tablescape
an orchid and beeswax candle DY tablescape

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all about the beeswax making kit

This is the kit I used, which I thought was a great quality and a good value.

beeswax candle DIY
beeswax candle making kit

Kit includes:

  • 16 beeswax sheets 5 x 8
  • candle wick
  • green & natural twine
  • cotton lace ribbon
  • mini wooden bees
  • gifts tags
beeswax candle kit

The first two items, are the only things you really need to make the candles. They are fairly simple to make, just by rolling the beeswax sheets.

beeswax candle DIY

The rest of the items are purely decorative, available to embellish the candles, especially since they make great gifts. Keep in mind, you should not burn the candles with the embellishments for safety reasons. The kit itself would make a great gift for a hostess, a crafty friend or candle burning enthusiast.

beeswax candle DIY kit

The candles do not require melting wax, which makes it a super kid friendly craft. I do have another candle project, which requires melting wax, scheduled to come your way shortly.

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how to make beeswax candles

Whenever I attempt a new craft or DIY project, I am a bit apprehensive before starting, not knowing what to expect. It was no different for this project, but let me tell you it’s super easy and no apprehension is needed, at all!

beeswax candle DIY

Instructions for the Beeswax Candle DIY

  • Cut the wick to the desired length, allowing for an excess tail to light the candle.
  • Lay the wick flush against one end of the beeswax sheet.
  • Tightly roll the beeswax sheet around the wick.
  • The beeswax sheet will stick to itself and keep rolling until the sheet is done. It will remain tightly rolled since the beeswax sticks to itself naturally.
  • That’s it! You have your own DIY, custom beeswax candle.
  • Light it and enjoy!
beeswax candle DIY

tips about making the beeswax candles

I allowed for about 1/2-inch excess on the end of the wick, which will start the flame.

beeswax candle DIY

You can roll the candles either horizontally or vertically, allowing for different candle heights. Also you can use more than one sheet when rolling a candle, allowing for a wider candle; simply add another sheet when you finish rolling the first one and roll until you finish the second or third one.

beeswax candle DIY

Be advised the candles are not dripless, but the wax pools nicely if you like that look, which I do.

beeswax candle love

All the instructions and details to make the candles come with the kit, which is really fool proof.

reviewing the beeswax candle kit

I love these candles, and I will be making more. Not only will I finish this kit, but I’ll be ordering more beeswax sheets and wick string for future candles.

beeswax candle love

Although this was a perfect starter kit for me, I think next time I will only order the candle making supplies. I don’t necessarily need twine, or ribbon, or tags since I’m a crafter and already have those type of items in my regular stash.

beeswax candle DIY

I do find the little wooden bees adorable and I will use them again and again. So I’m happy is started with this kit to get my feet wet. We will be seeing more beeswax candle projects around here in the future.

beeswax candle DIY

How about you? Do you want to give this a try? I highly recommend it. I found it extremely satisfy to complete, using these candles in our own home. Another reason to love bees!

beeswax candle DIY

get the beeswax candle look

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“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.”


sharing @ between naps on then porch


  1. How fun is that?! Thanks for sharing your great find!

    1. Thanks Barbara! I’m really loving it. It’s the simple things in life! XO- MJ

  2. Cindy Rust says:

    Omgoodness now I want to make beeswax candles! Thanks MaryJo! I’m excited to tell you that this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week! Thanks so much for linking up and we hope to see you this week! Pinned 😊

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I’m glad you liked them & I hope you give it a try. XO- MJ

  3. Cara says:

    What a great project and lovely outcome MaryJo! They look easy enough I think I could pull them off too. My mother had beeswax candles when I was growing up that she used for display purposes, but I always admired them on her mantel. That texture calls out to me every time. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. I’m glad you liked them. You should give them a try. Yes, they have beautiful texture. XO- MJ

  4. So neat, MJ!! I have never made beeswax candles before but I think that would be so fun!! They look gorgeous on your table.

  5. Kerryanne says:

    Beeswax candles always look so nice MaryJo.
    Thank you for sharing your great find at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your beeswax candles at tonight’s party and pinning too.

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