Sunday, November 14, 2010

The look of blackened beeswax

First, I want to say that the shopping trip was so much fun.  We had a great time and did not come home empty handed.  Once I get the pictures uploaded, I'll post more about it. 

I love the way blackened beeswax looks.  On our trip, I bought a battery operated candlestick that looked like blackened beeswax.  So the little gears in my brain started turning, and this is what I came up with.

I bought a box of plain white tapers at the dollar store.

With craft paint, I painted them black.

Once they were dry, I covered them in cinnamon, and rubbed off the exes.  I had some tea made, so I also dipped the wicks so the weren't so bold.

And voila!  Not too bad, for something a fraction of the price.


  1. Great idea!Im gonna have to try that since I dont even have any blackened beeswax items.Thanks for sharing and have a great week.blessings michelle

  2. Very neat lori..they look like blackened what you did with it too!!



  3. great idea, lori! it looks awesome! i may have to give this a try! i am loving the blackened beeswax too! :) tfs!

  4. What a great idea, I will have to
    try it! Thanks for sharing.

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  5. They came out really nice!!I have a bunch of small white candles I had bought many years ago for the Christmas tree,they were the only ones I could find that would fit the holders that go on the tree but I only used them once since I didn't care for the white!!Soooo I think I will try this idea!! I know I will like it soooo much better!! Thank you Lori, Barb(suzylowan)

  6. What a great idea, Lori! I love the look of blackened beeswax, too...but yeegads, the price of beeswax!

    I'm definitely going to be making these very soon. Love them!!!!



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