I carried Julie's idea one step further creating a "new" candle by adding purchased wick to the leftover wax. The above candle is actually the leftover wax from three different containers of my favorite candle ~ the best candle on the planet! Find it here.
Below is a list of supplies needed to complete this project:
Used Candle (one with the wick burned down)
Empty Container (Clean ~ glass or metal)
For example purposes, I chose to remelt a candle that Gavin (my youngest) gave me for Christmas. This time, I only had one candle to melt down so I chose a small pewter container (I had on hand) to become the new container for my candle.
First, I filled a saucepan with water, so it came up to the middle of the candle I was wanting to melt down. I then placed the candle in the water and turned the heat to medium high.
As the water heated and the candle started to melt a bit, I turned the heat down to low and allowed time for the candle to melt completely.
For this project, I used candle wick I bought at Michael's ~ they come in a variety of lengths. I opted to purchase the longest ones they had so they would work for various size candles.
I positioned the wick so it was centered onto the bottom of the container.
Using the oven mitt, I poured the melted wax into the container. Be careful...it's HOT!
I then placed the pewter cup into a bowl of cold water to which I added ice cubes.
This helps speed up the process of hardening the wax (I can be a little impatient at times).
Now there's no reason for disappointment when your favorite candle burns down. This is a simple and easy little project you can do to assure you enjoy a candle until it's all used up. I hope you give it a try.
On another note, thanks to HGTV.com for featuring one of Tattered Style's ideas. Check it out here. You will need to scroll through ~ it's # 9 of 13 photos (Rustic Wine Glass Holder). I hope you have a lovely week ~ thanks for stopping by. :)