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Bamboo Candles

Transform basic pillar candles into tropical centerpieces with strips of beeswax and a simple under-and-over weave.

Tools and Materials

  • Bamboo canes (4 to 6 inches in diameter)
  • Saw
  • Wax
  • Double boiler
  • Large wick with metal tab

Bamboo Candles How-To

  1. Saw bamboo canes to varying lengths with level bottoms and 2 inches above each shelf for safety.
  2. Melt wax in a double boiler; pour in enough to coat shelf surface.
  3. Insert a large wick with a metal tab; let wax harden.
  4. Fill almost to the top with wax.
  5. Let cool for 4 hours before using, and trim wick to 1/4 inch.

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