What to use for gaskets on old votive cups?

by Bettye
Anyone know what to use for the gaskets on old votive cups? All mine have rotted and don't hold the votive securely in the candleholder
  11 answers
  • Pat Miller Pat Miller on Jun 26, 2016
    not sure about this , just a guess... what about the little rubber bands that folks use on children's hair? they are pretty small... that is what comes to my mind first... I am sure there is a better solution.. Try a high end craft shop that had candle making supplies... They may have a special product...
  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds Cheryl Markus Reynolds on Jun 26, 2016
    *Using a hot glue gun, put a thin coating of hot glue on it. (You may have to quickly spread it around a bit, depending on how heavy you are with a glue gun). Wait for it to dry completely then insert it into the base. * My mom would wrap the end of the votive cup with masking tape. *Rubberbands wrapped around it a few times. *Take it with you to a hardware store and ask the attendant to help you find washers that will fit.
  • Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby Yvonne Day Aka Miss Ruby on Jun 26, 2016
    Craft putty that you can get in Walmart. It has multi uses and can be found in the floral area.
  • Gloria Stover Gloria Stover on Jun 26, 2016
    Rubber bands have saved a lot of cups for me! And they are something you usually have in your junk drawer!
  • Rose Clapsadle Rose Clapsadle on Jun 26, 2016
    a little bit of candle wax.Let a lit candle drip into the cup of the holder then insert the votive cup
  • Dot D Collett Dot D Collett on Jun 26, 2016
    In the flower where I worked years & years ago we used floral tape. It comes in different colors. If you can't find the color you want: use duck tape. Remember duck tape adhesive releases in water ( easy removal) and it sticks best to itself.
  • Jaci Jaci on Jun 26, 2016
    You can buy "O rings" at any store that sells hardware/automotive parts. They come in various sizes.
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Jun 26, 2016
    Get some cork sheets & cut strips out of them. Wrap the strip around & cut at the meeting point & glue it down with hot glue. Cork sheets are about 1/16-1/8 inch thick & should be very close to the same thickness. Hope this helps. :)
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jun 26, 2016
    I assume your votive cups have a sort of glass "peg" that points down from the bottom? If so, just put 3 evenly spaced stripes of clear silicone caulk vertically down the "peg" of each one. Make the stripes bigger or smaller, depending on how much space they need to take up. (They probably need to be small.) Let it dry well, and you're all set!
  • Sandy Long Anthony Sandy Long Anthony on Jun 28, 2016