Longer Life for Decorative Candles

Keeping large pillar decorative candles forever. When I buy a decorative pillar candle I burn for a little bit until I can fit a tealight candle inside. This way, I just have to replace the tealight and the expensive decorative candle keeps its shape and it's cheaper to buy tealight candles.


By Carol from Massachusetts

May 24, 20070 found this helpful

That's a good idea - I have a pretty candle that I didn't want to burn and eventually lose, I will definitely try this idea!!

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May 24, 20070 found this helpful

Great idea, Carol! I know a lot of women who are"candle crazy" and I will certainly pass this along.

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I've got to say that's a great idea! I would be very careful doing this with lower melt point waxes though. I wouldn't use a paraffin tea light in a soy pillar candle, as the burning temperature is different and it would melt the larger candle, possibly becoming a hazard. Some of my tea lights can burn up to 10 hours! You could also use a melter and skip the flame part altogether, as pictured. Just be safe out there while enjoying those candles!

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