Bees Wax Pillar Candle

Bees Wax Pillar Candle

A variation on the Bees Wax Tapered Candle project, this is again a very easy and fast candle to make!

What you need

Beeswax Sheeting


For this project we are using beeswax sheets, which come in a variety of colors. The candle wick we are using is a large thickness suitable for our candle dimensions. Sheet wax works best when you are in a warm environment or the sheeting may crack.

1: Start by cutting you candle wick to length. It needs to sit flush at the bottom and over hang around 1 inch at the top of the candle , remember you can always trim the length later.

2: Press the wax tightly around the wick, this insure that your candle will burn correctly by providing it with an even source of wax for fuel.

3: Applying a firm pressure roll the candle up, making sure to keep your bottom edge even so that it will stand up.

If you make a mistake just unwrap it and start again.

4: Once you get to the end of your candle press the end firmly into the candle to stop it unrolling.

Its now ready to burn. You can embellish your candles with ribbons, raffia and even cut out shaped of different coloured bees wax.


  1. I remember making these when I was a child.. they are so fun to make! After rolling one up, we would drip wax from colored candles or crayons to make spots of color all over it.

  2. very beautiful! my mom loved them (i gave some to her for her divorce)

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