Easy, Inexpensive Candle Making
-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.
Paula Palmer on Jan 24, 2014use can alspo get taper candles clearance cheap and use them as the core!
Paige on Jul 10, 2020
Great candle DIY! I LOVE it, it's so cute
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