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Cutout Letter Candles

These handmade beeswax candles shine a warm light on any birthday celebration.




Decorate a cake with candles made from sheets of beeswax and cookie cutters.


  • Sheets of beeswax, in pink,
  • Letter-shaped cookie cutters
  • Hair dryer
  • Toothpicks
  • Cotton candlewick,


  1. Step 1

    For each candle, cut out 4 of the same letter from beeswax sheets, using cookie cutters. If the wax is hard to handle, soften it using hair dryer (on low).

  2. Step 2

    Make 2 stacks of 2 letters.

  3. Step 3

    Press a toothpick vertically into 1 stack.

  4. Step 4

    Vertically press in the end of the candlewick above the toothpick, so the toothpick and the wick meet. Trim wick to 1 inch above the top of the letter. Press second stack of letters down on top, sandwiching toothpick and wick between them; press to join the stacks of letters together.

Martha Stewart Living, January



Reviews (2)

  • redwine48 17 Jan, 2011

    This would be a great craft to do with the kids. I wouldn't do it with kids under the age of 6-7, but I think 8 and above would be able to do this with adult supervision. Scout troops might like to do this to earn some of their badges.
    I'm going to get quite a few sheets of beeswax and the other supplies at the end of the month(Payday you know) and make these for Valentines Day.
    Thanks for a great idea.

  • yayi 15 Jan, 2011

    Good Idea and easy!