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Making Homemade Candle Wicks

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Several jars filled with hot red wax.  Sticks with wicks attached lay across the top of each jar with one end of the wick in the wax
Whether trying to save money, or because you enjoy coming up with alternatives to purchased wicks, making your own candle wicks can be fun and creative. This is a guide about making homemade candle wicks.


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January 22, 2010

I have been making candles from leftover candle wax. As there are no craft shops near me to buy candle wicks, I have used string dipped a few times in wax. The problem I have is they burn well to begin with, but then they go out. Does anyone have any tips for this? I hate throwing the wax away.


Many thanks.

By Helen from U.K

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December 11, 20100 found this helpful
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I use packing twine for wicks and it works well for me. It's that dry, rough kind of twine, as opposed a ball of soft polyester string.

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January 23, 20100 found this helpful

You can even get paper core wicks from them. Since 1999

Lone Star Candle Supply, Inc.

5800 Park Vista Circle

Keller, TX 76248

P: (817) 741-0876

F: (817) 741-0879

T: (800) WAX-WICK Good luck.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I believe women used to soak the string in kerosene before using. Use caution.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

You might be able to find it on line otherwise I wonder if butcher's twine would work. You can buy that in any grocery store.

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