Love DIY : Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks

Guest post by Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern

Today's Valentine's DIY's comes from the multi-talented Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern.  Margie (a rural physician) is well known for her beautiful crocheted river rocks and skill at finding treasures in nature.  Have you ever visited her blog?  She finds the most amazing things on her walks in the woods (even in the cold of winter)!  Margie has lavished us with three DIY's this week (we're so lucky)! First off some adorable beeswax heart candles on sticks.  A lovely way to adorn your loved ones Valentines Cakes.  Secondly some matchstick beeswax candles (and cute chalkboard matchboxes) and thirdly, Hearts of Ice (meant to be warmed of course).  All three I'm sure you'll find super-fun to make.   Here's the first.  Thank you so much Margie!

Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks

lat sheets of beeswax,
heart shaped cookie cutter,
bamboo skewer sticks

First cut out some heart shapes from the beeswax with the cookie cutter. Lay them flat and place a 4 cm (1 ½ inch) piece of wick and a bamboo skewer as shown in the diagram (below). Place a second layer of heart shaped wax on top and press the layers together with your fingers. You can trim the skewers to make the candles of different sizes. Place on top of cake! 

Stay tuned for Margie's other two DIY's coming soon!


Margaret Oomen, a rural physician and textile artist, has been a gatherer and maker of things for as far back as she can remember. Aside from a spinning and printmaking class, she is completely self-taught. She draws her inspiration from her treasure-hunting family, especially her father a mathematician and electrical engineer, her scientific (biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry) and medical backgrounds, and her great respect and love of the natural world. Her work can be found at She lives in Ontario with her husband, four children, three cats and a snail named fern.


Jan Halvarson


Amanda said...

Hi! I love your blog! And these candle sticks are such a cute idea. I'll have to make these with my girls!!! :)

call me debbie said...

at first i thought they were candies and then when i read the post i realized that they were candles!

(Pls check my new blog guys: )

Sonia said...

multitalented is the word !
such an awesome tutorial from Margie
thank you so much Margie & Jan !

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

I just pinned this to my Pinterest board here is the link :)

Viruset said...


Tuli said...

Hi! I hope you don't mind me posting this on my blog (I have given full credits to you):
This idea is really creative and neat and I'm absolutely would love to share this with my followers.
Let me know if you don't want it up before I post it (I'm posting it on February 14th).

Zane said...

soooooo cute :)

Iren said...

So simple, so convincing, so beautiful!
Thanks for this great idea! (Can be made with any cookie cutter for any occasion... super!)

reggie said...

What a great idea! Must try!!