It’s amazing how many cookie cutter shapes there are in the world! There are cookie cutters with holiday themes and other ones that make puppy or kitten cookies; still more that have geometric or common shapes. They make metal cookie cutters, plastic ones – there are literally hundreds and hundreds of different cookie cutters. If you’ve amassed quite a collection of cookie cutters yourself, especially ones with Christmas themes, you can make some really unusual candles that require no melting or pouring of the wax!
Make snowman candles, gingerbread men candles, and other Christmas designs simply by using the cookie cutters you have. After you use them for making those delicious Christmas cookies you can use them again in an unusual manner. With them, you can cut candles to be any number of Christmas shapes.
Honeycomb or beeswax sheets are sold at craft stores and are exactly what you need to make cookie cutter candles. The thin wax sheets can be easily cut to make Christmas tree candles, bell candles and more. Just lay the beeswax out on a hard, flat surface and use the cookie cutters to cut several wax shapes for each candle. Cut 4, 6, 8 or more shapes which are identical. The more you cut the bulkier the candle will be.
You need an even number of the shapes to make any of the candles. If you’re using four shapes, for example, make two stacks of two. If you’re using six shapes make two stacks of three. Press the beeswax together, but if they don’t stick well, slightly heat with a blow dryer and press again. After each stack is made cut a wick for the candle. Lay the wick across the shape then place the other stack on top of it. If needed, heat the wax with a blow dryer, press the two stacks together, and trap the wick between them.
With the block shape of the stacked candles most any shape will stand on its own. Some won’t, though. A Christmas tree, snowman or gingerbread man will stand on its own, but a candy cane, for example, likely won’t.
The cookie cutter candles don’t absolutely have to be made with a Christmas theme. Make them for any holiday or make cute candle shapes to set around the house year-round. They’re really fun to make, and best of all, there’s hardly any cleanup to be done!