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January 14, 20050 found this helpful
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I take old candles and melt them in a old saucepan on the stove over low heat, then dip pine cones in them for firestarters for the fireplace, or you can put them in a basket with fireplace matches for a gift. Also you can stuff toliet paper rolls with lint from your dryer and them dip them in wax for fireplace starters, either works very well, and cheaper than buying starters at the store.

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January 15, 20050 found this helpful
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We use a Tart Warmer and a small Fondue Pot, both available for under $5.00 at places like Bed, Bath and Beyond and Walmart. These work great for keeping a room or house smell fragrant and to help use up the left over scented candle wax!

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December 13, 20050 found this helpful
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Ever wonder what to do with those candles that the wick has burned down to nothing and you're left with a big chunk of wax? Recycle them! I take a cup warmer and put a small glass container on it. I cut the wax up into little pieces and over time the wax will melt. I keep adding wax pieces until the container is full. Then I let it cool a bit and add a new candle wick.. You can get a package of 12 wicks for like $2 at a craft store. Once the wax has hardened, you have a new candle! I've also placed glass containers in the oven to melt the wax -- like after I've baked something. It works well, too.

By Meari from Illinois

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November 9, 20080 found this helpful
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I use it to stiffen thread.

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January 14, 20050 found this helpful

If it is your favorite scent, place it in a cloth bag and tuck under the car seat in the summer--much more subtle than those pine trees. Can also be placed in closets and dresser drawers.

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January 14, 20050 found this helpful

I burn a lot of scented candles. When the candle is all done, there is always a little wax left over. I save these chunks of wax in a clean, empty vegetable can, and when it's full, I fill a small pot half full with water, and put it on the stove on low and put the can of wax in it. It smells just like the candle burning.

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April 3, 20050 found this helpful

To the person who asked about what to do with old wax left from candles. My mom,who had 6 kids was the origional QUEEN of Frugality. She had to be! She started with one leftover candle. Everytime she found other used candles she dripped it onto it. After many years of dripping she had a huge, multi-coloerd pillar candle. This was long before pillar candles were used.

Sharon from KY

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April 3, 20050 found this helpful

I use small bits of candles in old potpourri burners (the type you use a tea light with). Or I will tie up pieces of fragrant candle wax in cloth and put it in dresser drawers, hampers, etc. The fragrance is nice.

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December 14, 20050 found this helpful

I have a potpourri burner, looks like a small crockpot. I save chunks of wax in a coffee can and just add them to the potpourri burner as needed. I dip pinecones, leaves, and twigs in it for the holidays. Then use them for decor or firestarters. I use this one mainly for dipping and others for burning since it does get wax on the sides. You can find these in most walmart craft depts. for about $5. I also dip this out into muffin tins sometimes and then stick a pinecone in it and let it set up, then pop into freezer for a short time and they pop right out. Also used for firestarters and decor.

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May 3, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for the tips; I hate to waste anything. Was just worried about ruining a pot, pan or fondue pot.

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March 24, 20080 found this helpful

Just a word of caution! When heating wax on the stove be sure to use a double boiler. NEVER heat wax directly on the stovetop. We learned the hard way! When making candles just before our first baby was born, we poured the wax into molds and it combusted and burst into flames. My husbands hand was badly burned and my foot was also burned. We both ended up in the hospital and our daughter was born under those conditions. Fortunately through long bouts of therapy, my husband has full use of his hands and I was just left with scars on my foot. It could have been so much worse! Be Careful!!!!

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

I'm just wondering if candle wax can contribute to construction? Even in column, beam, formworks etc. Is there anyone who can give me an idea?

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November 6, 20080 found this helpful

use it to grab papers.

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March 1, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you thriftymickie. I would have probably done the same if it wasn't for your post. I was just getting ideas for my leftover wax and was going to put the wax into a pot directly on the stove. Now I know not to! Thanks

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