Friday, January 11, 2008

Beeswax Candles

Greetings on this rainy Friday! Since everybody is probably staying inside, I thought I would share a weekend project with you all. My design team came up with this for a wedding we are doing in March. The bride loves the natural look of beeswax candles and wanted to have them decorating her tables. I like beeswax candles as well, but have never been able to find ones that are big enough to really make a statement. So we set out to make our own. This is what we came up with:

We found sheets of beeswax in both stark white and a more natural beige color. We trimmed the sheets down to fit around simple glass cylinders and warmed them to make the more malleable. Once the beeswax sheets are warm, they easily affix to the glass. We left a bit of an overlap so the wax would also adhere to itself and stay attached. Once the cylinders were decorated, we filled them with LED votives and scattered them around the table. You can fill them with a scented candle, create different bases for them, or leave them plain for a more homey look. I had a lot of fun with these, and i hope you do too!

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