Easy, Inexpensive Candle Making

Candles are ridiculously expensive. However, in just a few easy steps you can have your very own custom candles in any shape, color, scent etc..
-Using leftover candle wax from burned down candles.
-Collect candles (from thrift stores)
-Once you've save a generous stash (remove any decoration or shave off decor if not desired.
-Simpy shave and or breakdown leftover wax into icecube sized or smaller pieces.
-Using a double-boiler or one pot sat inside another that has about an inch of water. (I place a metal cookie cutter between the two pots just as a precaution should the water evaporate.
-slowly allow candles chunks to melt down.
-Candle wick and accessories can be found easily at craft stores.
-Attached wick to bottom of desired container (possibilities are endless)
-Carefully pour (I use an old glass measuring cup) melted wax into container.
-Secure wick to center by wrapping wick around a pencil, popsicle stick, sckewer, etc... and set aside to harden.
-Wax WILL sink in center. This is normal. Once hardened, using a pointy strong object (capable of inserting into hard wax) carefully, insert object just short of the bottom of the candle.
-Fill holes and center slowly until level with rest of outer wax.
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, From leftovers to wickabulous
From leftovers to wickabulous.
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Thrift store stash Before
Thrift store stash -Before
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Vice grip breakdown
Vice grip breakdown
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Great way to take out a little stress as well Save the wicks whenever possible as this will reduce the cost even more
Great way to take out a little stress, as well. :) **Save the wicks whenever possible as this will reduce the cost even more.
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Bye bye candy decor
Bye bye candy decor..
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Ordinary cheese grater thrift store
Ordinary cheese grater (thrift store)
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Yummy I can almost see my candlelit bubble bath already
Yummy!! I can almost see my candlelit, bubble bath already. :)
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Breakdown tools Chisel hammer cheese grater etc etc Lots of options
Breakdown tools. Chisel; hammer; cheese grater; etc.. etc... Lots of options
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, For this candlemaking session I used an old thrift cast pot and camping coffee pot makes pouring a breeze
For this candlemaking session I used an old thrift cast pot, and camping coffee pot (makes pouring a breeze).
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Let s have a meltdown
Let's have a meltdown.
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Not necessary but does help regulate Personally eye balling it is just as easy
Not necessary, but does help regulate. Personally, eye-balling it is just as easy.
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Unsinking the sunk n
Unsinking the sunk'n
easy inexpensive candle making, crafts, Nothing left to do but repour to fill and level I usually do this after a day of hardening
Nothing left to do but repour to fill and level. I usually do this after a day of hardening.

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