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...
Linking to Northern Cottage Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Sold! Thank you Marilyn...