This will be the third year for me to roll beeswax candles for our own enjoyment and to tie on top of packages for people we are giving gifts to. It’s amazing how festive they look atop a gift when they are tied with a bit of twine and have a sprig of greenery placed underneath them. 🙂
Now, you might be wondering why I’m publishing this post so far before Christmas. Well, it’s almost November and that’s when we begin to make things for our Christmas season. We dry oranges and make garlands to hang around our house. We make cinnamon salt dough ornaments right before Thanksgiving so they are ready for our tree whenever we get one. With that being said, I wanted to post this so you would have ample time to get your kit and start rolling. 😉
I have yet to share the details of my rolled candles, and I get asked often enough about them that I wanted a post to lead people to that wanted to know more. I buy a kit every year and the candles last me all season. That’s even when I use some for gifts.
One thing I do to make them go further is to cut the sheets in half (down the width) so I have double the candles. They are a bit smaller, but I don’t mind and it actually fits my jars and candle holders better.
Another thought… these are great for older kids to do. I wouldn’t let my 4 year old have at it, but my 8 and 10 year old certainly can do this on their own. 🙂 Again, it is something they can take ownership in and it makes them so excited to give the gifts to others. These would be so cute in a sweet brown bag with some homemade Christmas cookies. They could be gifted to neighbors and friends. So fun.