How to Make Colorful Rolled Beeswax Tea Lights

Any excuse is a good excuse to make a day at home a special one, and these colorful rolled tea lights will brighten up a room in more ways than one.
Colorful Rolled Beeswax Tea Lights

Colorful Rolled Beeswax Tea Lights

Photo by: Photography by Jocelyn Noel ©Victoria Hudgins. Reprinted from Materially Crafted, copyright 2015. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Photography by Jocelyn Noel, Victoria Hudgins. Reprinted from Materially Crafted, copyright 2015. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS.

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By Victoria Hudgins. Reprinted from Materially Crafted, copyright 2015. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Materials Needed:

8 x 16" colorful beeswax sheets
cotton tea-light wicks
X-Acto knife

Cut Beeswax Sheets

Using an X-Acto knife, cut the beeswax sheets into three 4 x 2" pieces per candle.

Form Wax Strip

Make the wax malleable by warming it up in your hands for a moment. Overlap the short ends of two of the pieces slightly and press together. Add the third piece in the same manner to connect the three pieces into one long, skinny piece (about 11 1/2 x 2" long).

Add Wick + Roll Wax Strip

Press a tea-light wick into the wax at one end. Starting from that end, gently roll the wax strip tightly around the wick to form a spiral.

Finish Tea Light

Press the end of the roll into the candle base to connect.

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