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How do you make Valentine's Day candle votives from beeswax sheets?

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You can use red, pink and white beeswax sheets, wicks and cookie cutters to make Valentine's Day candle votives. To create themed candles, beeswax sheets are typically rolled around a wick, and the outer layer is cut. The process of making one candle can be completed in about an hour.

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  1. Warm the wax slightly

    Warm a piece of white or natural-colored beeswax to room temperature using a hair dryer set to the lowest temperature.

  2. Roll the beeswax sheet around the candle wick

    Lay the beeswax sheet flat, and place the candle wick vertically at the farthest edge of the sheet. The wick should reach the bottom edge of the wax and about 1/2 inch over the top edge of the sheet. Begin rolling the beeswax vertically at the edge where the wick is located, and continue until the wax is a cylinder with the wick in the center.

  3. Add decorative touches

    Warm a sheet of red or pink beeswax, and roll it around the candle. Use a knife or cookie cutter to cut shapes with a Valentine's Day theme from the outer, colored sheet of wax. Peel away the colored wax inside the cookie cutter outline to expose the white beeswax.

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