Monday, February 18, 2013

{DIY candle}

I never, ever, ever throw away old candles that still have a little bit of wax left in the bottom. Why? You can turn your old candles that won't burn in to a perfectly new full candle. 

Save your candles that have similar scents. We love "fresh" scents at our house {really it's the hubby that hates cupcake and sweet flavors} so I have a lot of candles that are in the same "smell" family. Once I have enough candles collected--usually 3 or 4--I start the process.

All you need is a jar or an old, pretty candle jar or a mason jar, a new wick, a candle warmer or a pot, and 3 or 4 old candles. Start by melting your wax. I did this last year and did not own a candle warmer so I filled up a pot with water, brought it to a boil, and stuck my candle down in here. Once the wax has melted carefully take it out and pour it into your new jar. Place the new wick down inside the jar. You will need to make sure the wick stays in place. Then play the waiting game. You MUST wait for the new wax to completely dry before pouring your 2nd melted candle on top of it. Repeat for as many candles as you have. Enjoy your new, yummy candle!

Silly me didn't take a picture of the finished product but everyone knows what a candle looks like, right?

1 comment:

  1. Hello, genius! That's such a great idea! Where do you get the candle wicks from? I don't have a candle warmer, so I would have to do the boiling thing. But this sounds awesome!