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Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - tea cup candle on saucer with a spoonYear around I use a lot of candles. The wick always burns out before the wax, leaving so much leftover wax that goes to waste, (not on my watch!) I take the wax and melt it down, add wicks, and make decorative cups for gifts that are a conversational piece and a decorative thank you to friends.

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Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 2 to 4

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Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - leftover wax
 
Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - wicks and skewers
 

Steps:

  1. In a large pot, put about 2 inches of water. You will use medium heat.
  2. Fill your cans half way.
  3. Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts  - leftover wax in tin can inside pot
     
  4. Take crayons and put about 1/2 of a brown crayon and 1/4 black crayon in each can along with wax.
  5. Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - crayons
     
  6. Use a skewer or Popsicle stick to stir and blend until all of the wax is melted. Be careful the wax is very HOT!
  7. After the wax and crayons are blended, take the wicks and wrap the ends around the center of your skewer. Rest them across your cup. This will hold your wick in place and centered if you need to adjust while pouring wax. Because I have a few to do I placed them all on a tray/bake sheet.
  8. Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - skewers over cups with the wicks attached
     
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  9. Pour wax to the top of the cup. It will shrink a little while drying. These can take up to 2 hours to make, and will need over night to cure. Trim wicks to 1/4 inch.
  10. Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts  - cooling wax in cup
     
    Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - snip wick
     
    Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - ready to use or gift
     

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