How to Make New Candles out of Scrap Wax

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Saving candle remnants and leftover wax from your candle-making crafts gives you the ability to make whole new candles. Recycling the leftover wax into a new candle doesn't require much work, and it gives you the ability to cut down on waste. A homemade wax remnant candle can be scented as well. When you make candles out of leftover wax you express your creativity while recycling.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 227gr. candle remnants
  • Butter knife
  • 2 qt. glass bowl
  • Disposable stirrer
  • 5-inch anchored wick
  • 227gr. jar

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Dig the chunks of leftover wax from assorted jar candles. Use a butter knife or other similar object to do this task. Use votive or pillar candle remnants as well. Make sure it all equals 227gr. Add the leftover wax chunks to a glass microwave-safe bowl. Remove the wick remnants if there are any.

  2. 2

    Microwave the bowl on high for a couple of minutes until the leftover wax melts into a liquid. Stir the wax to mix it thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Pour the melted leftover wax into the candle jar.

  4. 4

    Drop an anchored wick into the centre of the wax, allowing it to sink to the bottom with the weighted anchor. Let the candle sit for about six hours.

  5. 5

    Cut the wick to where only 1/2 inch protrudes from the candle.

Tips and warnings

  • Try to use like colours when making candles out of leftover wax. Mixing too many colours can create an ugly mess.
  • Add a small amount of fragrance or essential oil to the melted wax to create a scented candle from the leftover wax.

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