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Making a New Candle With a Birthday Candle

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If you love to burn scented expensive candles, but aren't fond of wasting what's left when the wick is gone, you can "recycle" the candle wax to make a new candle utilizing a used child's birthday cake candle as your new wick.

Put the leftover wax into a clean small metal coffee can inside a small pan of boiling water. The wax will melt quickly and you MUST use caution when handling because you can get burned. With the help of grip tongs or a good pot holder, pour a small puddle of the melted wax into a clean candle holder and wait a minute or two for the wax to harden to the point where you can insert the used birthday candle.

When firm enough to hold the candle straight, pour the remaining wax in and let sit several hours to fully harden. I have even "layered' the remnants of several other candles with the same scent in this manner and eventually I get another candle to burn with my favorite scent.


By Ronsan


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March 8, 20050 found this helpful
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You can also buy candle wicks (pre-tabbed) REALLY cheaply in a craft store, on Ebay, etc. Buy an inexpensive votive holder from the dollar store, put in a pre-tabbed wick, then pour the extra wax in there. Voila .. new, votive-sized candle! :->

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