Any easy ideas for repurposing half used taper candles?

by Joyce
  7 answers
  • Stolzy Stolzy on Jan 14, 2018

    If you have kids... get tempra paints and stir color into melted wax to make crayons. Get it into a taffy type condition and roll it flat. Cut the pieces and let them set. Little bit of color goes a long way and candle colors mixed with paint make interesting colors.

    Depending where you live... if you have a fireplace take pinecones and dip the tops in melted wax. Fire starters. The most important thing-get the pan from goodwill, dollar store, etc.

  • Gregg Gregg on Jan 14, 2018

    They make great fire starter in a outside pit. I melt a small amount into a paper cup, then you can just light the paper cup to get the fire started.

  • Mary Gendron Mary Gendron on Jan 17, 2018

    Take a quart size paper milk carton, (empty of course), wash it. Melt all your short stubby candles,pour about a half inch into the bottom and insert a new colored taper and hold in placed til set. Put ice cubes in part way, and pour in more wax, add more ice and more wax til full. let set. After a while, take to the sink and carefully rip off the cardboard. The melted ice will leak out and all you should have left is the candle and the wax full of holes. When you burn the candle, the excess wax travels down thru the holes. Just be sure to set it on an old plate when you burn it, just in case it really flows as it burns. When it's all done burning, you can remelt the leftovers and start all over again.

  • Peter Peter on Jan 18, 2018

    Paraffin is the additive in fire logs (duraflame, etc) Use it (sparingly) to keep a fireplace lit... too much and the chimney sweep will have regular employment!

  • Janice Janice on Nov 30, 2022

    Melt them and remove the wicks to make large multiple wick candles. You can add essential oils to scent them.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 05, 2022

    I save my old candles to make new candles with and they don't have to be the same tapered style. In grade school we made little milk carton candles using ice cubes to make them look handmade but not childish.