A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Jan 24, 2012

Making a Candle...

 For a while, I've been saving candle scraps to 
make into a 'new' candle.  Today was the day...
 I started with a jar candle that had just a bit of candle remaining in the bottom.  I sat it in a pan 
of water and heated it on the stove.  I had some 
other broken candle wax on hand and a 
vintage chipped china creamer to use as my 
new candle holder.  Here it is holding a new 
candle wick (my only purchase)...
 As the red wax began to melt - I added more wax 
(the white scraps that I also had on hand.)   
Eventually, everything melted in this jar - 
but it took a while.  Amazingly - any black soot 
tends to go to the bottom - so that is a help.
 It was fairly easy to pour the melted wax into 
the  creamer with the wick already in it. 
I was hoping for a pink candle from the 
red and white combo...
Excuse the blur!
And that is what I got.  This will make a nice 
addition to my gift drawer for future giving...
PS - A strainer would have been nice and I do recommend using a pan 'just for candle making'.  
Just the slightest bit of wax into the water
 makes quite a mess... yep, you guessed it...
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Sold!  Thank you Marilyn...


Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

What a good idea! Love the little creamer!
(popping in from Knick of Time Tuesday!)

Elaine said...

Yeah for you!! I knew you could do it. Looks great!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Great crafty idea! I have a bunch of "leftovers" and some extra creamer type thingys that could use a new life. Thanks!

michelle said...

Great idea Joyce and I love the color and the creamer that you put it in. :)
I hope you well.

badBarbara said...

I would like this as a gift, my birthday is March 13th..hehe..


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