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Homemade Beeswax Candles
Candlemaking Is A Practical Hobby
Anyone can make candles, it's a fun and easy hobby to get started with; and there's nothing like the glow of a homemade beeswax candle that emits a sweet honey scent in the air. All natural, and very resourceful if you happen to be a beekeeper, the wax is a byproduct and can be put to good use. The supplies are easy to come by, and can be bought on eBay, Art Supply Stores or from Candle Suppliers. You can even use recycled milk cartons for square candles, or you can use a deep pot for hand-dipped taper candles; if you plan on making alot of candles you can buy a dipping vat, it's well worth the investment considering a pair of hand-dipped tapers start at $6.00 depending on the height.
Dipping Vat Â© 2012 Judy Ferony
The best source of information on candlemaking are often the candle supply companies many of which have newsletters and directions on making various types of candles; they are also a wealth of information on starting your own candle business.
Wax Crystals & Sheets Are a Great Craft for Chidren
No Flames, No Fuss and No Mess
If you want to play it safe around the children you can use beeswax sheets; they can be rolled around a wick and there are many craft projects you can do with these wax sheets. You can also use wax crystals, reminiscent of the sand art in bottles that are common at feasts and fairs; all you need to do is place your wick in a wick tab and fill in the container around the wick with wax crystals. Both wax sheets and crystals make great gift ideas either in it's raw state or as finished products.