How to Make a Diagonal Rolled Candle
To make a diagonal rolled candle, cut your sheet of wax in half to make two triangles, using your straightedge or ruler and a razor blade or other sharp implement such as an Exacto knife. Cut the wick to fit the longer edge (the 8″ edge) and roll the wax sheet toward the pointed end. Take care to keep the long, straight edge even in order to end up with a flat bottom. This method will give you a spiral-shaped candle that is very attractive.
To make sure the bottom of the candle is flat, melt it. Heat up an old metal pan — a pie pan, cake pan, or cookie sheet — over a low flame on the stove, gently press the bottom of the rolled candle onto the metal until it flattens out smoothly. This simple step also prevents unrolling.