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Well, aren’t you a vocal bunch?!  Based on your emails, it seems that while many of you like a pro to paint your personalised candles for you, others want to come and do their own.  So, we’re going to offer casual candle painting workshops on the second and fourth Saturday’s of every month, from midday – 4pm at the hive in Brookvale.  Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

Whether you’re looking for a creative activity to do on your own, a fun way to spend a few hours with friends, an activity to do with your kids or simply an avenue to make something that is EXACTLY what you want for your decor, or a completely unique, heartfelt gift, we’ve got it covered.  We’ve also done these in the past as kids birthday parties and corporate team building days.

To book: Call (02) 9905 1188 or email the hive [at] queenb.com.au

Time: midday – 4pm, 2nd and 4th Saturday’s of every month

Cost: $20 (covers painting materials, hand finishing of your individual candle/s and a bottomless cup of the best tasting tea you’ve ever had in your life)!  If you’re making an afternoon of it with friends, feel free to bring along your own bottle of wine and/or champagne… we’re happy to provide glasses.  The cost of the candle/s you paint is additional based on the size/s you choose.  Pricing for the pillar candles as follows:

10cm narrow – $29.95
15cm narrow – $39.95
20cm narrow – $49.95
10cm medium – $49.95
15cm medium – $69.95
20cm fat – $89.95

Depending on the thickness of your artwork and how much of a rush you’re in, we may be able to finish your candle on the day or it will be available for pick up the following week.  We can, of course, also send it to you (cost of shipping additional).

What to bring: An apron so that you don’t get paint all over you.  Food if you’re going to be hungry.

We have hundreds of examples of candles that other people have painted at our workshops over the years to provide you with some creative stimulation.  In my experience, it’s pretty hard to go wrong.  For some reason once you wrap that piece of art around a beeswax candle, they somehow always look amazing.  Watch the video below to see some examples of what others have done.

 

 

 

The dates of the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s of the month for the remainder of 2014 are as follows:

October – 11th and 25th
November – 8th and 22nd
December – 13th (we’ll be closed on 27th Dec for our annual break)

We will publish dates for 2015 once the hive reopens in mid January.

Feel free to call if you have any questions, otherwise, hopefully we’ll have a chance to meet more of you at the hive over the coming months.

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Winter has decided to join us again in Sydney for the day, so it seemed like a great time to do a craft project which has been on my lovely long list of things to do and share.  These roll your own beeswax Christmas Tree candles are a great craft activity to do with kids (or inner children), make great gifts for teachers/friends/family/hosts or you could simply use them to decorate your own table.

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 1 – Cut the sheets of beeswax in half

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 2 – lay 3 sheets of wax end to end

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 3 – use a straight edge (eg a wood mounted photograph from your trip to Africa) from the top LH corner to the bottom RH corner

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 4 – cut the sheets as shown

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 5 – roll the wax over the wick starting at the widest point of the beeswax sheet (be neat… it will determine whether your tree is round or not)!

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 6 – Join the second sheet on where the first sheet finishes and keep rolling

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 7 – Join the third sheet on where the second sheet ends… you’re almost there now!

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 8 – marvel at the brilliance of what you and nature can create together

 

candle making instructions roll beeswax christmas tree candles

Step 9 – Bee created festive season ambience. Clever bees. Clever you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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