Simple Steps to Make Old Candles New Again
If you're like most candle collectors you have a healthy stash of unusable candles either hidden in a draw or on a dusty shelf. And if you're like me, you've been meaning to recycle them.
Well the really good news is that you too can tick that job off your list because I have a truly simple procedure to turn the unusable into trendy, stunning and totally usable!
All you need is:
Heatproof bowl or smaller saucepan
Container to hold your new candle - an old glass cup, bottle or tea cup works well
Wicks and wick tabs - if you can rescue these from your old candles that's a bonus!
Now for the simple steps
1. Collect your candles.
2. Cut up your old candles and salvage a wick if you can.
3. Place wax in small saucepan/heatproof bowl and sit over a larger saucepan of boiling water.
4. Pour into prepared container - here's where you can use some blu-tack to hold your wick in position while chopsticks and a peg ensure your wick sets in the right position!
5. Leave to set overnight and then light it up!
Happy candle recycling!