Decided to DIY for your Christmas gifts this year?

Decided to DIY for your Christmas gifts this year?

While every candle at Queen B is made with love (which is why we still make every candle by hand rather than churning them out of a machine) we know we have lots of customers who also like to make gifts for themselves.

Who doesn't love a hand-made, heart filled, thoughtful gift?

So I thought I'd put together a post with a few make your own gift ideas. I'm revisiting a couple of blog posts from a while back for this one (no point in reinventing the wheel - they're 2 of our most popular posts)!

Back in October 2012, I blogged about Rolling Your Own Bees wax Christmas Tree Candles. With a step by step guide, in 8 simple steps you can roll these beautiful Christmas Tree candles. Our Roll Your Own kit has enough wax to make 16 trees or, if you're REALLY keen (or have loads of friends :-) ) you could go for the World's Most Thoughtful Gift which has enough wax to roll 69 trees.

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Which brings me to my second DIY gift idea which is rolling taper candles and tying a special thought / wish / IOU / or message to them. I got this idea from a customer and was so enchanted by it that I blogged about it and then created The World's Most Thoughtful gift. I've used the idea for gifts many times since as I couldn't think of anything nicer than unwrapping a gift with a beautiful, personalised thought to light up my week!

DIY gift idea - roll your own beeswax taper candles and personalise them with a message

I've had feedback from dozens of customers since who have used the idea. Some doing smaller bundles of 2 or 4 candles and one we had just last week who used the kit as a wedding gift from a group of people. Our customer sent us a gorgeous email reading

"Bought your pack of 52 candles to roll last week - thank you, thank you, thank you! It really was the best wedding present ever! Each of our 21 staff were inspired to write a few wishes and roll the candles which we then put in a gorgeous box (which exactly fit 4 rows of 13, pleasing the OCD'ers amongst us) and gave to our young co-worker today - she is getting married on 22nd. She was thrilled and now has beautiful wishes (although I think some may be a bit saucy!) for a whole year."

You've got to love feedback that puts a smile on your face! If you're having a DIY gifts year, let us know what your favourite ideas are (even if they have nothing to do with beeswax candles :-) ) and, if you do decide to use the kits, let us know how you go. Cheers Cate xx

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