For birthdays and parties and occasions of all sorts, my daughters treasure a homemade cake of exactly their favorite flavor, and handmade candles on top. We love the sweet scent of burning beeswax, and I especially love the fact that I made their special candles by hand of natural ingredients.
Now you can make your special candles, too! This DIY set of four Waldorf ring candles comes with enough pre-cut rolled beeswax and the pre-cut wick to make four Waldorf ring candles. The finished candles will be approximately 4" tall by 1/2" wide, and should fit into the standard-sized candleholders of Waldorf rings such as this one: http://www.novanatural.com/natural-home/birthday/16-hole-birthday-ring (please double-check the diameter of your own candleholders in your own Waldorf ring).
You may also choose the exact colors of candles for your kit. You can see all of my available colors in the Variations pull-down menu. Choose the primary color from this menu, but if you'd like additional variety in your set of four, please tell me what colors you'd like and how many of each color in the Special Instructions box when you order.
Each candle has an approximate burning time of 35 minutes, which makes them perfect as birthday candles and for all the little ceremonies and gatherings that young lives require. After a child has blown out her birthday candles, I enjoy carefully saving them until the next occasion--I love the thought that the same candles add continuity to our family's varied celebrations.
Beeswax is natural, and sweet-smelling, and beautifully colorful, and so you'll find that your little ones will also play happily with their clean, new, unlit candles, incorporating them into all their imaginative games.
Love the candles, but want me to make them for you? I make a rainbow set of Waldorf ring candles here--
I do wholesale pricing for large orders of my homemade candles, but these DIY kits are priced too low to offer additional discounts. If you'd like a large order, however, you can convo me and I can set it up as a custom listing for you to expedite your shopping.
Want to know what else we do with melted wax and fire? Check out our encaustic art tutorial at http://craftknife.blogspot.com/2011/02/crayola-crayon-encaustic-art.html. It's homeschooling in science AND art!
Unless otherwise posted in a listing or in my shop's welcome message (sometimes I take a little vacation!), my turnaround time for creating your item and putting it into the mail is three business days. If you require something sooner, you may Convo me with a request. Also Convo me if you would like to set up expedited shipping for an order, before you place it. Since I create most items after they're ordered, I cannot accommodate expedited shipping requests that I haven't agreed to beforehand.
Unless otherwise posted in a listing, I ship all my creations by First Class Mail or Flat Rate, whichever works out more cheaply for you. In general, packages take about a maximum of four days to arrive, when shipped anywhere in the Continental U.S., although this is simply a prediction based on experience, since the USPS does not guarantee delivery times, unless you've paid for expedited shipping.
Sometimes a buyer gives me an incorrect address--it's okay! It happens! I know it's a bummer, but I cannot refund shipping if it's you who's accidentally sent your new treasure out on a wander of the country. When it makes its way back to me, I can refund the cost of the item (if it's not a custom order), or you can buy new shipping for it to make a more direct trip to you this time.
Paypal and etsy's Direct Checkout are such excellent payment methods!
If you would like me to set up a listing with an accurate shipping charge just for you, you may Convo me with what you would like to order and your postal code. I'll set everything up, Convo you back with a link, and boom! You can shop without fuss!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
You may request a refund of your purchase if I have made a mistake on your order.
I cannot accept refunds on items that you have used, or on items that I have personalized for you.