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Beeswax Candle & Mixed Nut Centerpiece


Have you ever smelled a real beeswax candle? They have a faint, sweetly floral scent. I’m lucky enough to have an ‘in’ with a supplier (another part of my endless day-job description is candle maker) and I get to bring home some of the 2nd quality candles. *This isn’t a sponsored post, I just like candles

Beeswax Candle and Mixed Nuts Centerpiece

When I left for my maternity leave I brought a box of slightly-less-than-perfect candles home with me. My initial plans involved a pineapple but I couldn’t find a large enough bowl and I eventually lost track of the project. Today when I was throwing out my 1970’s food processor (my mom bought me a new one that won’t leak all over the counter!) I found this wooden salad bowl and decided it was time to get to work.

Simple Rustic Beeswax Candle Display

You will need:

  • Wooden Bowl
  • Beeswax Candles (the number depends on your bowl size)
  • Bag of Mixed Nuts
  • Ribbon

Place the candles in the bowl, I used three 3 inch diameter pillars. Make sure the candles are stable, wobble candles + fire = bad. Add the nuts around the candles, this mix has walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pecans. Fill the bowl up so it’s slightly over flowing, not enough to let the nuts fall all over the place if someone bumps the table but enough that they stick up out of the bowl. Make a bow and drape it over the nuts, make sure it’s away from the flame.


Beeswax candles are beautiful, the ones I make range in color from a rich mustard to a lighter buttery yellow. We get our wax from a varietyof different types of honey and the pollen sources can ‘stain’ the wax different shades. They have a smooth matte finish and over time develop a white bloom. You can easily remove the bloom by buffing or with a hairdryer if you want your candles to look cleaner. We use 100% cotton wicks and all of the candles are long burning. All of the candles are hand poured (these ones were poured by me!).

Primitive Beeswax Candle Display


  1. Okay, that is just beautiful and so welcoming and warm. I love every bit of it. The bow is the perfect touch too! Thanks so much for sharing

  2. These candles look beautiful and I bet they smell wonderful too!
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  3. I love the smell of beeswax and love that you found this great wooden bowl to place them in. I am thinking about the pineapple though!
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  4. I’m a candle fan myself. My sis and I took a candle-making workshop as kids and we were fascinated by it ever since. Love the centerpiece – it’s simple, sweet and very homey. Plus, you can eat the nuts in there. 🙂

  5. Great centerpiece. I love candles, especially beeswax!
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  6. very pretty and yet simple to make!

  7. I love that this has that rustic, country edge! I would totally make something cute like this!
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  8. i adore the smell of beeswax. absolutely love. this is so pretty

  9. This is such a gorgeous centerpiece. Great idea to mix candles with nuts!
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  10. What a beautiful arrangement! Perfect for a cozy evening evening at home.
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  11. This is a creative centerpiece. I like it because it is longlasting and cute.
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  12. I can’t get over how much I like this look. It’s so simple but it’s still so visually stunning.
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  13. I love that! It’s so cool looking!
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  14. I have never had a beeswax candle before and now i want to get one and do this as a centerpiece with the mixed nuts. It looks like something I would see from a real simple magazine, real classic and chic
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  15. That is really pretty. Love the red and white bow.
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  16. Awesome centerpiece I need to start making things like this and stop buying them. Totally easy!

  17. katherine says:

    This is gorgeous and so simple to do!

  18. That is really a beautiful look.
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  19. Very cute idea, I never thought to make a centerpiece like this.
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  20. Ohh, I didn’t know how beeswax got its color! I always thought the unbleached version was just yellow (the same hue with no variations) and the bleached version was white! Thanks for the lesson!
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  21. I also love candles and it seems the more natural and simple the more beautiful it is. I absolutely love it, and want to try a beeswax candle. I have never tried one. Thanks for the great information too. Rhonda