beeswax birthday candles – A Subtle Revelry
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beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candles

When it comes to candles, there’s not much that beats the ease of making them with beeswax. It’s as simple as rolling (that’s it!) I love the look of crazy long birthday candles, and these ones require almost no effort! They’re bright, festive and will make any birthday seem supremely special.

beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candles

beeswax birthday candlesticks

beeswax birthday candles

To make the beeswax birthday candles, you’ll need beeswax and wicks. Here’s the pack I used, it comes with wicks included and makes about 50 of these candles. Divide the wax by color and cut each piece vertically into thirds – this gives the fun tall & skinny candle effect.

Press the bottom of one piece together with the top of another, to form one extra long piece of wax. As it connects use your thumb to smooth out the wax.

Place the wick along the end closest to you and gently roll the candle together. Place in a cake, on a stack of donuts, or just about anywhere for a birthday moment everyone will adore.

beeswax birthday candles -smoke

Photography done in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography. More birthday candles – right here.


  1. Traci

    5 March

    These are so pretty and unique!

  2. I almost passed this post by when I saw ‘beeswax candles’ because we made the tapers with my mom growing up- but these are amazing! I love how skinny they are. Just too cute.

    • Victoria

      5 March

      Colleen, Hi! Yes – my entire goal with this project was to take a normal craft (like beeswax candles) and make them something completely different and fun :) Glad you popped in!

  3. What fun candles! I love how colorful and skinny they are.

  4. Smaggle

    5 March

    Oh these are gorgeous! I’m definitely going to make some. I’ve never thought to make my own birthday candles.

    • Victoria

      5 March

      Oh… it’s so fun + addicting!!! Once you make your own batch the store bought ones just won’t cut it anymore:)

  5. Brooke

    6 August

    I love these candles! I would really like to mention this blog post with a picture and link in my blog. Would that be okay?
    Thank you,
    Brooke

  6. […] know (almost) every first birthday out there now has a cake smash and I love it! When I saw these beeswax candles Victoria made, I was in love. This would be the perfect occasion to make them for! I just need to […]

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