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Pop Tabs as Wick Weights

If you make homemade jar candles as I do, you can use pop tabs as a weight for your wicks. If you drink pop they are pretty much free!

By Tracey P

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By starchild (Guest Post)
February 21, 20050 found this helpful

I use tealights often, so when they are through I use the wick holder (just open with pliers, thread new wick and pinch on) for the new candles I make.

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July 9, 20070 found this helpful

Well, that's interesting! Pop tabs. I looked at one and wondered; how does she attach the wick? The tab is just flat.

So what I did just now was to attach the wick with a tiny bit of silicone glue, which is what some candle makers use to attach the tabs to the jars.

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It just might be a great idea. Thanks.

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January 13, 20090 found this helpful

Wow that is a great idea! Also reusing wicks from tea lights is good too. But when you are in a pinch, the tabs sound like a great idea!
Thanks for the idea!

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June 18, 20190 found this helpful

I have about a half a trash bag of clear aluminum tabs & quite a bit of different colors tabs, what can I do with them?

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