Thursday, March 22, 2007

Garden Wedding Favors: Ivy Shaped Beeswax Candles

This elegant beeswax candle is perfect for making as a wedding favor for your wedding guests. Working with beeswax candle material is a simple an easy craft. You do not have to have any candle making experience to accomplish this simple homemade wedding favor craft project.

Overall I think this simple Garden Wedding Ivy 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 Garden Wedding Ivy candles.

To Make These Elegant Garden Wedding Favor Ivy Beeswax Candle you Will Need:

Green beeswax sheets size #3 cotton candle wicksIvy shaped cookie cutter
The first thing you need to do is to unroll the green 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 Ivy cookie cutter to cut out an even number of shapes from the wax. I like to cut out 10 pieces with my Ivy 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 Ivy 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 Garden Wedding Favor shapes stick together.


You can complete this candle craft project as described before, but add some fun embellishments to make the Garden Wedding Favor candles really unique. I like to cut some smaller beeswax shapes out with mini Ivy 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 Ivy shapes with you cookie cutters. Use a mini Ivy 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 Garden Wedding Favor Ivy candle. A wick that is too long can be a dangerous fire hazard.

Package the garden wedding favors in small clear bags and tie them off with a ribbon.

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