Making Homemade Candle Wicks?

I have been making candles from leftover candle wax. As there are no craft shops near me to buy candle wicks, I have used string dipped a few times in wax. The problem I have is they burn well to begin with, but then they go out. Does anyone have any tips for this? I hate throwing the wax away.

Advertisement


Many thanks.

By helen from U.K

Answers

December 11, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

I use packing twine for wicks and it works well for me. It's that dry, rough kind of twine, as opposed a ball of soft polyester string.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 23, 20100 found this helpful

You can even get paper core wicks from them. Since 1999
Lone Star Candle Supply, Inc.
5800 Park Vista Circle
Keller, TX 76248

P: (817) 741-0876
F: (817) 741-0879
T: (800) WAX-WICK Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 1, 20100 found this helpful

I believe women used to soak the string in kerosene before using. Use caution.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 1, 20100 found this helpful

You might be able to find it on line otherwise I wonder if butcher's twine would work. You can buy that in any grocery store.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers
Advertisement

Categories
Crafts Candle Making How ToMarch 15, 2016
Pages
More
🐛
Pest Control
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😷
Coronavirus Tips
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-18 15:35:14 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Making-Homemade-Candle-Wicks.html