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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.

Hanukkah Candles

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1996/1997

steps

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

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

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

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

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

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