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Turn Mugs Into Gift Candles

A good way to use old mugs or even punch cups is to set a few cups on a tray, each one containing store bought votives (normally it takes two). Set the tray in the oven on 250 degrees F and let the candles melt. Remove one of the wicks and leave the other one. As the candle begins to cool, straighten the wick up into the center.

There you have it. A lovely handmade gift for about a dollar! (Cups can be purchased at thrift shop most often for 25 cents or watch for them at rummage sales!)

By melody_yesterday from Sedalia, MO

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September 13, 20070 found this helpful

What a fun and easy idea, thanks so much!:)

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September 14, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you so much for the great , simple tip.

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September 14, 20070 found this helpful

Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

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August 21, 20130 found this helpful

Hi - just in case someone is reading this "old" suggestion:

Just found this safety tip on the "Dear Webby" site:

Keep in mind that as the wax cools in cups, it often forms cavities, air bubbles. If you don't lance them with a hot nail, then you may have a fire bomb. When hot luid wax runs down into a hot air cavity,it often shoots a geysir of hot wax past the flame, where it ignites. Burning wax spraying around tends to turn a romantic setting into a disaster zone.

It doesn't happen every time, but since you only die once, once is quite enough. Always lance the center of candles, stick the wick in then and pour hot wax into the hole made by your hot nail.


Have FUN!


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