This elegant beeswax candle is perfect for making as a gift for your sweetie at Valentine’s Day. Working with beeswax candle is a simple an easy craft. You do not have to have any candle making experience to accomplish this simple craft project.
Overall I think this simple Valentine’s Day heart beeswax candle project should take you less than 30 minutes. You should expect to pay about $20 for materials, but you will end up with a large number of great Valentine’s Day candles.
To Make These Elegant Valentine’s Day Beeswax Candle you Will Need:
14 pieces of beeswax
size #3 cotton candle wick
Heart shaped cookie cutter
The first thing you need to do is to unroll the red beeswax. Do this on a flat work surface. You may want to go ahead and plug in a hairdryer near you. This will help to gently heat the beeswax any time you need to.
Now, use your Valentine’s Day heart cookie cutter to cut out an even number of shapes from the wax. I like to cut out 10 pieces with my heart cookie cutter for this project, but you can do 8 or even 12. Play around with the thickness of your candle so that it works for you.
Now, you need to separate cuttings into two even piles.
From the first pile take one piece of wax at a time and stack it onto another from the same pile and press firmly so that they stick together.
Now, Once all of the wax from pile one is stuck together does the same thing to pile two. You should have two even stack so beeswax.
When both piles are done put a wick between both piles. You will need to press firmly until they are stuck together.
You may find it handy to use the hairdryer at this point to gently stick the heart shaped wax pieces together. Do not melt the wax completely. You don’t want to ruin the look of your beeswax. A little heat really will go along way in making the Valentine’s Day shapes stick together.
Use candleholders that have the spike in them to hold the Valentine’s Day heart shaped beeswax candle in place.
Those great candleholders that hole about 5 candles at different heights are a great way to show off your heart shapes.
This is a great candle craft project for kids because very little heat is involved in the process.
You can complete this candle craft project as described before, but add some fun embellishments to make the Valentine’s Day candles really unique. I like to cut some smaller beeswax shapes out with mini heart shaped cookie cutters. Make sure these will fit onto the original shape. Then press the smaller shapes in place on t outside of the candle. So, for instance you could cut out large heart shapes with you cookie cutters. Use a mini heart shaped cookie cuter and you have a simple and elegant more three-dimensional look to the whole candle.
Always cut the wick down to about 3/8 inch sticking up over the candle. A wick that is too long can be a dangerous fire hazard.
You could also use flower and rose shaped cookie cutters. Circles would also work.