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.


Many thanks.

By helen from U.K


December 11, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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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.

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February 1, 20100 found this helpful

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

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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.

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