How to Make a Beeswax Rose
I ordered some sheets of white beeswax. I thought it would be great fun to play around with this awesome stuff. At first I was going to make straight candles by rolling them up and adding a wick but my daughter gave me an idea. She said, "It's too bad you can't make a flower out of it." I said, "I CAN make a flower out of it." It's really really easy, too.
I added a wick to some and floated them in small crystal bowls of water, too.
First here are the beeswax sheets I ordered from Amazon. (no affiliate link)
I cut out some "pedals" not being especially particular to make them all alike... random is good. Cut out 5 large pedals and 4 or 5 smaller ones, an oval shape, and a round circle to sit the rose upon.
I tinged each pedal with a gold glitter glue to help define the edges.
Then I started putting the pedals together. Place 5 of the large pedals together as shown in the picture below. Drip some wax in the center to hold all the pedals together.
Add 3 or 4 smaller pedals in the center of the flower as shown below, dripping some hot wax to hold them together.
Take the long oval piece of beeswax and roll it up. Tada.. there you have your rosebud center. I didn't take a picture of it separately but you can see the little rosebud center below.
I placed the rose on the round circle of beeswax to give it a base.
I think these might be pretty awesome for a wedding, too.
I hope you are inspired to make something.