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Giving Your Old, Melted Candles a Makeover!

We lose power quite a bit in the PNW and our candles get a lot of use. They must not burn evenly, because the tops end up looking like creepy, Halloween candles! I'd rather look at "pretty" candles, so I gave mine a makeover!
  • giving your old melted candles a makeover, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Do you have candles that look like this? Don't throw them out! Give them a quick and easy makeover!
  • giving your old melted candles a makeover, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Before Christmas, I found this beautiful birch bark wrapping paper at Pier 1--I bought it specifically to "wrap" my old candles and to make some Christmas ornaments.
  • giving your old melted candles a makeover, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Just measure, cut and wrap your candle--adhering with double stick tape. I also embellished them with leftover ribbon, burlap, string, tags etc. to tie in with Valentine's Day.
  • giving your old melted candles a makeover, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • giving your old melted candles a makeover, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Obviously, I won't light these any more---flame, paper, not such a good mix! But I also "wrapped" all our battery operated candles so we're ready for the next power outage! Check out the full post for an extra, super easy "snow day" or "Frozen" craft!

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  • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
    Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

    Sandifolk, sorry, I don't know whether they carry it year round. I would suggest you call your local Pier 1 before you make a special trip ... Hallmark usually carries heavy duty gift wrap..they might be another option!

  • Bev
    Bev Norfolk, NE

    A while back I read about a technique to ensure your candles would burn down evenly and not make a big hole in the middle that catches the wax and puts out the flame. Then you have all these lovely smelling candles and you can not burn the rest of

    • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
      Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

      Hi Bev. That would be a great question to ask on the home page. Tons of people would see/read it!

  • Jayne
    Jayne Las Vegas, NV

    I am so worse than "Just Valerie"...I see no beauty in off white electric candles and have been keeping them in drawers, I am older now, and afraid I will forget to blow out a candle, so now I can use them with the ribbon or paper, year round. I

  • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
    Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

    Yay, Jayne!! I actually saw the same paper at my local Homegoods, but anything would look great. Merry Christmas!

  • Vickie
    Vickie Beaumont, TX

    This is a wonderful idea! I decorate for church banquets, showers, receptions, parties etc. and candles are usually only burned a couple of hours. Once the candles are used then stored some can have slight to not so slight damage to the edges and

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