Re-using candle

wantoretire_didDecember 30, 2005

I have a beautiful candle from Pier I, about 4 inches wide. When it has burned down there will be a lot of wax left. Can anyone give me an idea if I can melt it down, and use it anew?

MANY years ago I made the candles in 1/2 gallon milk cartons with ice cubes, which was fun.

Thanks for any hints.

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sriston

You probably could, but you would have to put a new wick in it. If you happen to have wicks of the right size on hand, you would simply melt the wax as you would when you are making a candle (using the double-boiler method), and then pour it into the mold. If you don't have any of that handy, your best bet might be to put the candle on a candle warmer or coffee cup warmer.
Susan

    Bookmark   December 31, 2005 at 12:31PM
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terri_pacnw

I'd liquify it and pour it into something to make it into tart melts.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2006 at 3:59PM
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