Rolled Beeswax Candles {Winter Story #01}

In Rolled Beeswax Candles {Winter Story 01}, I reminisce a little whilst creating some rolled Beeswax candles and some envelopes for keeping matches in. All this I share in my video, found at the end of the post.

Do you ever wish you could keep the aesthetics of Christmas all year round?

Over the past month, our home has looked so cosy, warm and snug.

Each time I walk through the cottage the tiny twinkly lights welcome me with their cheery glow, as our homemade rolled beeswax candles waft scent into the Christmassy air. The logs on the fire crackle, adding their own luminescent warmth.

There is something so incredibly beautiful about winter interiors.

Old, worn patchwork quilts that have been around for decades, unsure of their colour anymore, with years of memories locked up in their folds.

Our home…

…where precious people come and go, some staying awhile, others sharing a piece of their heart before they go on their way.

For so many years now, I’ve closed my eyes to the messes of childhood, knowing deep within my heart that they didn’t matter.

Not really.

Half finished projects, Playmobil castles, science projects, pictures drawn with chubby little hands hanging from the art gallery of our walls.

Reading out-loud surrounded by five warm little bodies, snuggling up as close as they could get.

And glitter.


Moments of beauty, soaked into the wooden beams and bookcases holding up our whole world.

Voices echoing through the tunnels of time, leaving indelible marks on all those in residence.

My life, sewn into the very fabric of our home.

A life that now feels somehow less without the giggles and patter of little feet around me.

Yet nothing has changed, not really.

Our home is still our home.

It still offers the softest of places to fall, and the laughter still resounds through the walls, bringing immediate smiles to the lips of those listening.

Feet still patter, just a little heavier and slower, announcing the arrival of their owner to the room.

And love still hangs off every beam, hook and door frame.

You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light

— Psalms 18:28

January is named after Roman god Janus, who is protector of gateways and doorways. Symbolising beginnings and endings, Janus is depicted with two faces, back to back. One face looks back to the past, the other with the ability to see into the future.

Beginnings and endings…perhaps this is what my Seasons of Joy blog represents to me: a new beginning as well as the end of an era.

Whatever the case, I know I will be walking into my future with one foot in the past.

My past is too precious to leave behind.

Enjoy some quiet moments crafting with me, making some more rolled beeswax candles to replace those gifted or burned over Christmas. In this video, I make some candles for my son’s 21st birthday (he loves candles), a candle and some matches (along with some lovely packaging) for a close friend, some tiny candles in a case with a small bundle of matches, two small pillar candles for my own candle sconces above the fire place and a homemade match jar with striking paper (for my office). I hope you enjoy my attempt to prolong the beauty of this season into the new year.

I sped this video up so that it wasn’t too long, but I’m wondering if it might be more relaxing to watch in real time? Thoughts?

How do you keep winter cosy and warm? Please do share in the comments, I’d love some new ideas!

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