I have these chunky pale green candles that are sitting, forgotten, on our hutch, hidden away from general view by the fish tank... And I've had them for quite some time. They been beaten up over the few years, dropped, chipped, scratched, used when the power went out for 2 days... and generally they have seen better days.
I've been meaning to buy new ones for the stands, but I just can't seem to bring myself to spend $8 - $15 each for new ones.
So one day, while cruising through a Micheals, a came across beeswax sheets - 2/$1. And I thought, why not?
3 badly beat up pillar candles
3 sheets beeswax
heat gun or hair dryer
Place candle against the wax sheet, making sure you have enough length & height to cover the candle. You could easily 'melt' two sheets together if you were covering a large candle. Using the heat gun, carefully warm the wax sheet and set the pillar into it.
The heat gun is VERY hot, so it does not take much to heat the wax. Carefully heat the wax sheet and begin rolling the candle up. It will stick very easily.
Using the heat gun, carefully 'melt' the cut end of the sheet into the roll. Don't get distracted... Like me....
I used scissors to trim the top slightly - this will only depend on the height of your candle, or you could do it before you roll it - just be sure to leave yourself enough to be able to fold in to cover the top. It will depend on the diameter of your candle.
After folding the top excess in towards the wick, I decided to light them - for two reasons. One, they had already been lit, and you can't hide a lit wick, and two, it melts it slightly to give it a more natural look on top. This is the quick and easy route. You could always cut a scrap of beeswax slightly larger than your candle, lay it flat on top and poke a small hole pull the wick through. Then roll the wax sheet around it. It would look much cleaner, but I think I would have only gone to that trouble if the wicks weren't burnt.