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Hanukkah Candles

Give your celebration a special glow with these hand-rolled candles, made from sheets of beeswax in the subtlest shades of ivory, butter yellow, and deep olive. Make a set for yourself, and make more to give as holiday gifts that are both pretty and useful; during the eight days of Hanukkah, a total of forty-four candles are lit.




  1. Step 1

    Using a utility knife and ruler, slice wax sheets into 2-by-4 1/2-inch rectangles.

  2. Step 2

    Cut wicking into 5 1/2-inch lengths; make a knot close to one end.

  3. Step 3

    Warm wax with a blow dryer until just pliable, 10 to 15 seconds.

  4. Step 4

    Lay wicking along edge of wax with 3/4 inch of wick hanging beyond wax.

  5. Step 5

    Roll wax around wicking; press seam with your finger to smooth and seal.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1996/1997



Reviews (1)

  • NYCGIRL0000 30 Nov, 2009

    I would love to make these for the Holiday but cannot find anywhere where i can purchase the wax or the wick. Can anyone please help me with some resources? Thank you.