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Making Coffee Bean CandlesThis is a page about making coffee bean candles. Adding whole coffee beans while making a candle will allow you to enjoy the aroma of coffee every time you burn it.

 

Glass Jar Candles

What Can I Use for Candle Molds?You can use a wide variety of containers as candle molds. It is also fun to make candles in items such as tea cups, shells, etc. This is a page about, "What can I use for candle molds?".

 

Reusing Candle Wax

Making Candles from Old Candle WaxThis is a page about making candles from old candle wax. Save your scrap candle wax and use it to make new candles; it is a thrifty and green way to have lots of them around your home.

 

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Can you add fragrance oils to used candle wax?Can you add fragrance oils to used candle wax? I am looking for something or some way to get my home to smell like a candle shop around the clock.

 

Making Candles

Making CandlesThis is a page about making candles. Candle making has evolved from a necessity to a pleasant handicraft that many of us enjoy today.

 

Candles With Lavender

Homemade Candle Scents?You can use essential oils to add your favorite scents to homemade candles. This is a page about homemade candle scents.

 

Picture of cinnamon candle craft project.

Cinnamon CandlesAdd some cinnamon next time your making candles. It gives off a lovely fragrance as well as a rustic look to your candles.

 

The finished lit candle.

Making New Candles From Used OnesOne of our daily traditions and incredible comforts in this time is to light a candle for Dad every evening in front of a photo of him. At first, my mum and I were spending so much money on the mass amounts of candles. Soon enough, we realized it was best to turn the used candles into new ones. If you enjoy scented candles, follow the additional step to add your favourite aroma. My father's favourite aroma was Jasmine!

 

A citronella candle in a terra cotta pot.

Citronella CandlesRecipe for making citronella candles. These look great on BBQ tables and outdoor patios

 

A candle decorated with vacation memorabilia.

Candle of Vacation MemoriesDo you never know what to do with those sea shells, rocks, stones, or pretty flowers collected while on a vacation trip or an outing? Here is an idea which preserves them and brings back memories. While vacationing on the island of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, I had fun gathering flowers and shells. This is how I preserved my vacation memories.

 

Mug Turned Colorful Candle Holder - candle burning inside the cup

Making Mug CandlesA colorful candle holder can be made with an old coffee mug or even punch cups. Using some glass glaze you do your own decorating of a plain mug.

 

3 metallic pillar candles.

Glaze Not Sticking to Candles?One way to help ensure that the glaze sticks to your candles, is to not touch them with your bare hands prior to glazing. This is a page about glaze not sticking to candles.

 

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Use an Old Coffeemaker for Melting Candle WaxThis is a page about use an old coffeemaker for melting candle wax. You do not need to always purchase specialty products for your crafting projects. An old coffeemaker can fill in when melting candle wax for making new candles.

 

A speckled homemade candle made from crayons.

Crayon CandlesRecycle those broken crayons by making colorful candles. This is a page about making crayon candles.

 

A candle in a tin can.

Makeshift Candle IdeasCandles can be molded from just about any container. This is a page about makeshift candle ideas.

 

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Making a Large Candle Mold?How do I make a table size candle by using a cement?

 

Gel Candle

Homemade Gel CandlesGel candles can make wonderful little decorations for around your home. This is a page about making homemade gel candles.

 

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Making a Teacup CandleThis is a page about making a teacup candle. Repurpose an old teacup into a cute candle.

 

Something from Nothing

Making Candles With Used Scentsy WaxThis is a page about making candles with used Scentsy wax. Leftover candle warmer wax can have a second run as candles.

 

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Making an Orange CandleThis is a page about making an orange candle. You can make a neat little candle out of an orange peel.

 

Several jars filled with hot red wax.  Sticks with wicks attached lay across the top of each jar with one end of the wick in the wax

Making Homemade Candle Wicks?This is a page about making homemade candle wicks. Whether trying to save money, or because you enjoy coming up with alternatives to purchased wicks, making your own candle wicks can be fun and creative.

 

Beeswax Candles

Making Beeswax CandlesThis is a page about making beeswax candles. Beeswax sheets are easy to use to make your own lovely candles.

 

Jelly Jar Candles

Making Jelly Jar CandlesThis is a page about making jelly jar candles. You can make beautiful candles using recycled jelly jars.

 

Soy candle in a glass jar.

Making Soy Massage CandlesThis is a page about making soy massage candles. Soy oil candles when melted can be used as a soothing massage oil. Make some for yourself or as gifts.

 

Egg Shell Candles

Making Egg Shell CandlesThis is a page about making egg shell candles. Egg shells are a perfect mold or container for making petite decorative candles.

 

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Adding Scent to a Melted Candle to Reuse?I use a vanilla candle on a warmer. The candle melts down, but then there is no scent left. Someone thought if I put in a new wick, that the scent would come back. What does putting in a new wick have to do with it when I don't light the wick anyway?

 

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Using Coffee Cans to Make Candles?Can I use a large or small coffee can to make candles?

 

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Candle Wick Very Thin and Flame Struggling?I bought a large "Kathy Ireland" home baked jar candle yesterday. I paid more than I normally would for a candle. But it was so pretty and smelled so good. I burned it yesterday for about three hours.

 

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Making Your Own Sage and Citrus Candle Scent?I am trying to duplicate the scent of Yankee candle "sage and citrus". Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you.

 

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Candles Made from Recycled Wax Burn Down Much Faster?I have been making candles from leftover candlewax, but they are burning down very quickly. Does anyone have any idea what the problem can be? Many thanks.

 

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Homemade Candles?A month or so ago, we decided to try to recycle a bad candle (too big, would extinguish itself). We boiled it down (*always use double boiler method) and used washed juice containers (the ones for frozen juice) for the molds, with leftover waxed linen cord for the wick.

 

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Milk Carton CandlesRecycle used chunky candles by making your own. Melt down your leftovers double boiler style (never leave during this process), then dip the end of a new taper candle into this melted wax.

 

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Advice For Making Gel Wax Candles?How to make gel wax. And how do you calculate how much you need to fill a certain size container.

 

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Taper Candle Molds?I am looking for 1/2 inch taper candle molds. They must be 1/2 inch on the bottom, and can be any length. Thank you.

 

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Adding a Scent to Candles?Adding a Scent to Candles. How do I add scent while making a candle?

 

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Can I Use Baby Food Jars For Candles?I was wondering if anyone knows if you can use baby food jars for candles? I want to do a project similar to sand art, using candles. I want to shred different color candles, put in a wick, and layer the shaved candles into baby food jars.

 

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Making a Candle Making Kit?I need a candle making kit. I have no supplies right now. I will need everything it takes to make candles. I am also interested in making pillows, sewing, flower arrangements, etc.

 

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Fake Coffee Candle?How can I make a fake coffee candle?

 

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Cute and Inexpensive CandlesticksTurn jar lid opening facing down. Glue bottom of pill bottle right side up to centre of jar lid. Place various types of pasta around base of pill bottle and a few up the sides a bit. After the glue is dried; paint the whole thing...

 

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Making a New Candle With a Birthday Candlef you love to burn scented expensive candles, but aren't fond of wasting what's left when the wick is gone, you can "recycle" the candle wax to make a new candle utilizing a used child's birthday cake candle as your new wick.

 

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Candle FunChristmas gifts from children can be fun and not costly. I like going to yard sales and buying used up old candles that are partially used. The children and I shave the candles and use them to make new jarred candles

 

The finished lit candle.

Making New Candles From Used OnesOne of our daily traditions and incredible comforts in this time is to light a candle for Dad every evening in front of a photo of him. At first, my mum and I were spending so much money on the mass amounts of candles. Soon enough, we realized it was best to turn the used candles into new ones. If you enjoy scented candles, follow the additional step to add your favourite aroma. My father's favourite aroma was Jasmine!

 

Using Leftover Candle Wax For Gifts - tea cup candle on saucer with a spoon

Using Leftover Candle Wax For GiftsYear 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.

 

Homemade Scented Candle-in-a-Jar Decoration

Homemade Scented Candle-in-a-Jar...In every home we can always find scraps that are still very useful. Find some empty jars, whether it's a baby food jar, a mayonnaise jar, or a jam container. Turn it into a simple but impressive decoration.

 

Reusing Candle Wax

Reusing Candle WaxOften after burning those favorite candles, you are left with chunks of leftover wax that often gets thrown away. I have come up with a way to not only recycle the left over pieces, but to make one of a kind candles with thrift store cups, wine glasses, parfait glasses, canning jars, etc.

 

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Teacup CandleThis is a simple project, but I think the results are so pretty. These make a nice gift or decoration for your house. No special candle-making tools are necessary. You can purchase the candles at a dollar store and pour the wax into an old teacup or mug. I paid $5 total to make these 2 candles.

 

light showing through heart cutout on finished candle

Making an Orange CandleHere's a super easy way to make a candle out of an orange. It's quick to make, looks cute, and you can eat the scraps!

 

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Refilling Glad Candle Holder?I want to melt that wax down and put it back in the Glade candle holder. I have about 20 Glade candle holders that are about 1/2 way filled with wax, but cannot be used because the wick is burnt down.

 

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Glaze Not Sticking to Candles?What do I do when the glaze doesn't cover my candle? It seems to just drip right off. I use a dipping glaze.

 

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Recycling Used Candles to Make New Ones?How do I melt the candles that are too low to burn and add to another candle to make a new one?

 

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Homemade Candles Don't Stay in Containers?I make candles from margarita glasses sometimes and they get loose and fall out. What am I doing wrong?

 

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Making Candles from Leftover Wax?I love to reuse my old candles by melting the leftover waxs together to make a new candle, but as the wax is cooling with a wick in the center, the wax climbs the walls of the candle jar, leaving a big pit in the middle. This does not happen when there's no wick.

 

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Putting a Tea Candle Inside a Large Candle?How can I make a hole in a large candle and put a tea candle in to glow and save the large candle?

 

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