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.
By helen from U.K
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.
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.
I believe women used to soak the string in kerosene before using. Use caution.
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.