What project can I do with A LOT of left over candle wax from my cand

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I have a LOT of left over wax from my candle warmer. How can I make a wall painting out of it?

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  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Nov 04, 2017
    One of the things I remember the most about growing up was when we discovered how to make decorative candles.
    1. Get some quart paper milk cartons. (You will have to buy your milk or half and half in these to get the containers!)
    2. Get some candles (new or used) that are the height you want to make the new candle. (You can make a tall candle or a shorter one by trimming down the carton.)
    3. Melt your wax slowly. Sort by color or just mix all colors together!
    4. Stand a candle in the carton, holding it while placing ice from the bags of ice you buy at the quick market around the candle nearly to the top of the candle.
    5. One the candle is secure, get all your fingers out of the way and slowly pour the melted wax over the ice.
    6. The ice will melt and you tear off the carton.

    Here is a tutorial on how to do this!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 04, 2017
    Get hold of a Canvas or backing for the Art. Warm each colour up to melting
    and Pour on Canvas where required. Repeat. Radom or by design, it'll be great Fun.. Remember to take care - Hot wax can really burn you.......

  • Christine Quinn Christine Quinn on Nov 04, 2017
    I use to make sand candles... using a few tea light candles and left over candle wax... pour good clean sand into a container... scoop out some to make your form... ( not real deep and flat as possible on the bottom ) pour the melted wax into the sand.. and place some tea candles where ever you want in the melted wax you just poured ... then wait for the wax to set up... remove from the sand and brush off the excess on the bottom... you can also use colored sand

  • Kay29698554 Kay29698554 on Nov 04, 2017
    You can make really cool wax sculptures by melting the wax and pouring it into a container filled with cold water. Random shapes. Cut and shave one side to form a flat bottom for your sculpture.

  • Ssg31367719 Ssg31367719 on Nov 05, 2017
    I have made leftover candle wax into drawer fresheners. I've done this with leftover votive candles. I had 5 leftover from holiday season once, so I put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so, maybe a bit longer, to get the leftover to pop out of the candle holder.

    I had a little fine mesh drawstring pouch leftover from a gift, so I put them in there and tucked them into a pajama drawer. Sure enough, it left a really nice scent in the drawer without overpowering the clothes.

    Only did this once, but it worked!


  • Elizabeth Nice Elizabeth Nice on Nov 06, 2017
    Hi Daphne,
    After some research, here's what I was able to find.
    The artist's name is Shawna Moore and the technique is referred to as Encaustic Art.
    Best of luck to you!
    Elizabeth