This recycled wax candle making project takes about 3 hours.
- scrap candle wax
- wax mold
- candle wicks
- clay or Spackle
- paper clips
A friend gave me a candle mold and I thought it would be a nice decoration UNTIL I looked around and found my stash of wax from the jar candles that I saved before recycling the jars. You know the stuff that wasn't enough to burn, but was bound to have some use some day.
- Clean and lightly oil the tubes.
- Insert the candle wick. Using one of these methods:
Spackle or clay the wick in place
place paper clip in the other end of the wick to hold in place and center the wick in the tube
- Melt the scrap wax in a jar in a candle warmer or in a jar in a pan of water. **Caution on the stove this must be done as low as possible.**
- CAREFULLY pour melted wax into tubes. After a few minutes check to be sure you don't have to add additional wax, if the tubes are not sealed well enough.
- Patience. Wait two or three hours and remove Spackle or clay and gently pull wick and candle will pop out. If it doesn't pop in freezer for an hour.
- Trim wick on the bottom of candle.
- To level place on warm griddle and it will level.
Enjoy, but be careful wax is hot and must be respected.
Additional note: If you have melted candle wax, but not enough to fill another tube, check out the candle air freshener I sent in a few weeks ago recycled candle wax air freshener. As you can see in the picture for the current project, I made up a few chocolate scented angels.
By Sandy from San Jose, CA