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Hand-Dipped Beeswax Taper Candles Class

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The Details

When: Tuesday, Februrary 7, 2023 @ 3pm PST

Class Description:
Explore the foundations of candlemaking using natural honey yellow beeswax to create party-size taper candles. Hand-dipping tapered candles is an ancient craft that remains unaltered to this day. You are sure to enjoy the rhythmic process of dipping cotton wicks into hot wax, slowly building layer upon layer, resulting in beautiful beeswax candles to display in your home, use atop party cakes, or gift to someone special.

Recommended Age: 18+

Time to Complete: 1 hour

What to Bring

To prepare for your class you’ll need the following required item.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Taper Candles Workshop
$85.00

Create party-size taper candles using natural honey yellow beeswax. The workshop includes a detailed, digital workshop + tools and materials needed for this project.

Customize Your Candle Making Experience

These optional items are great additions to make more candles and build upon your candle making skills.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner

Upgrade: Large Taper Candle Kit
$64.00

5 lbs of beeswax, a larger metal melting vessel and adjusted braided wick thickness to create up to 30 5-7″ taper candle sticks.

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Double Noodle Candlestick Holder
$95.00

Showcase your candles in this unique handmade stoneware candlestick holder, created by Janelle Gramling, an incredible ceramic and fiber artist.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner

Beeswax Pellets
$35.00

2 lbs of beeswax pellets in natural honey yellow + wick, for more making.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner

Colorful Taper Candle Materials Kits
$38.00

Explore with liquid dyes to create hues in blues, peaches, plums and pinks. This kit includes enough supplies to make roughly 75 party-sized candles.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner

Wooden Taper Candle Drying Stand
$35.00

A fanning drying stand to accommodate drying full 2 lb batches of beeswax candles simultaneously.

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Liz Wagner

About the Instructor

Liz Wagner is a life-long creative with a passion for natural materials and the beauty of the natural world. As the Creative Lead at Crafter, she finds joy in communing with fellow creatives—both in and out of the community. Liz has always deeply appreciated the Wabi-Sabi quality of handmade beauty and finds great value in exploring time-tested processes.

Liz lives in beautiful Encinitas, California with her family of seven. When she's not at work developing productions for Crafter, she's exploring additional crafts for fun. She finds inspiration in silence and in the quiet, patient things that grow outside her front door and in the wider world.

Share with us! We look forward to sharing this fulfilling and joyful experience with you and can't wait to see how your taper candles turns out. Be sure to share your creative journey and finished creation with us by tagging @thecraftersbox and @michaelsstores in your social posts, and use #thecraftersbox and #classeswithmichaels so we can see your beautiful work come to life! Happy making.

The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner
The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner
The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner
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The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner
The Crafter's Box | Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles | Liz Wagner
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