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Candlemaking

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Basket-Weave Candles

Transform basic pillar candles with strips of beeswax and a simple under-and-over weave. Beeswax ...
Transform basic pillar candles with strips of beeswax and a simple under-and-over weave. Beeswax sheets come in a range of colors. We found that using natural shades of beeswax and a darker candle, such as pumpkin-colored ones, give a particularly pleasing result. We also experimented with strips of different widths and other weaves and found that the measurements below mimic a basket weave best.
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Molded Squash Candles

Steps:3
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Poured Scented Candle How-To

Steps:2
Make your own scented candles to enjoy over the holidays with this how-to from Ramdane Touhami, owner and creative director of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle-making company in the world.
Materials
  • Beeswax
  • Vegetable wax
  • Stearine
  • Liquid candle fragrance
  • Double boiler
  • Glass candle container
  • Organic cotton candle wick, preset in clip
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Easy Holly Candles

Steps:5
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Metallic Magic Candle Flowers and Stars

Steps:3
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Beeswax Candles

Steps:6
Elegant and easy-to-make, these tapered beeswax candles give off a subtle honey fragrance. For a homemade holiday gift, wrap the candles with festive ribbon and natural embellishments.
Materials
  • Beeswax sheets
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • No. 3/0 square-braid wick
  • Scissors
  • Hairdryer
  • Quarter
  • Ribbon, raffia, or paper band template
  • Double-sided tape
  • Artificial bumblebee embellishment (optional)
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Jelly Jar Candles

Steps:4
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Shell Candles

The shells that the ocean cast at your feet this summer -- the ones you so fastidiously ...
The shells that the ocean cast at your feet this summer -- the ones you so fastidiously collected -- make lovely remembrances of the season with candles formed inside them. Deep shells like scallops, clams, and quahogs work best and burn longest.
Source:Martha Stewart Living, September 1998
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Sand Candles

Steps:5
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Dipped Candles

Steps:5
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