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
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.
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.
Pour the melted leftover wax into the candle jar.
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.
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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