None of your bees wax!

I find lots of my inspiration on the internet but I also find some at Value Village. Going through all of the used and unwanted stuff really gets me thinking about how I can repurpose them. During my last venture to Value Village, I found these candleholders.  

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I already really like the distressed look of them and think they would go really nicely in my sisters room. So since the holders didn’t need improving, I decided to make beeswax candles to put into them.

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My grandpa, and more recently my dad, has a few beehives at home. Over the years they have collected the excess wax after the extraction process and filtered it so that it may be used for candles. So lucky for me, I didn’t have to buy any of the wax for this project. The first step was to take the wax and melt it in the microwave so it was completely liquid.

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As the wax was melting in the microwave, I started boiling water in a pot and created a double boiler but with a small cylinder mold so I can get a lot of wax on the wicks for the candles.

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I then tied the wick onto a toothpick and started to dip it into the wax and refilling the cylinder as soon as it got low so I wouldn’t run out of wax halfway though the process.

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Slowly but surely the candle starts building up. in order to speed up the process I let it cool and harden for 1or 2 minutes between every coat.

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I think the colour of the candle look really nicely with the holders and the wall colour. They were super easy to make and I will definitely make more.