Homemade Candles Don't Stay in Containers?

I make candles from margarita glasses sometimes and they get loose and fall out. What am I doing wrong?

By Annie


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December 24, 20140 found this helpful

Essentially the problem here is that wax does not adhere very well to glass.

When the candles fall out of the glasses, you can glue them to the glass, melt more wax to try to adhere the candles again, try double sided tape, any number of possibilities to solve the problem.

You can also try an online search and find many answers such as this one:
When filling jars with wax the wax should not be hot or it will sink in the middle and pull away from the sides and it will pull the wick over as well.


After melting the wax let it cool down to "warm" not hot and then pour in about 1/2 inch of wax and let it harden. Then pour another 1/2 inch and so on until the jar is full. Do not try to speed it up by putting it in the fridge. That will cause it pull away from the sides as well.

If they are already made, you can try to correct it by putting them under a "warm", not hot, heat lamp. This will melt the surface of the wax and even it out.
When the wax is completely hard, it should take on the exact shape of the glass.
Experienced candle maker

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