Up-cycle Your Used Candles
I get very disappointed when the wicks on my candles burn out and I have candle wax left. I hate throwing it away even though I have a closet full of candles in every shape and size. Some may just see leftover useless wax but I see $$$. This weekend I accidentally ruined my favorite jar candle because I had left it on the oven while I baked for 6 hours.I almost threw it away out of frustration when I had an idea.
I pulled out some Christmas cookie cutters, a cutting board, a piece of aluminum foil, plastic spoon, and the ruined candle and turned it into Christmas shaped wax melts.
Follow these simple steps and you can Up-cycle your used candles into melts also.
- Scoop out the leftover wick pieces and any metal pieces hooked to the wicks. If you have several smaller used candles instead of a jar candle, just place the smaller candles in a glass bowl.
- Cover a cutting board or a portion of your table/counter with aluminum foil.
- Place your cookie cutters on the aluminum foil.
- Put your (NON-METAL) candle holder or glass bowl and microwave in 15 second segments until it is melted. **
- Pour the melted wax into to the cookie cutters and let sit until hardened.
- Simply Lift the cookie cutter from the aluminum foil and push out the wax shapes.
- You now have Wax Melts to use or give away as a gift.
** You can also fill a pot with about an inch of water and place your glass candle holder in the water. Bring to a slow boil and the wax will slowly melt. This is great if you cannot remove the wicks prior to melting. **
If the wax does not push out of the cookie cutter, place in the freezer for a few minutes and then try again.
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