Hey wait I’ve seen that before; it’s the top of my bookcase!
If you’re like me and have lots of used candles lying around and short of using each one for a few minutes you have no use for them, but you just can’t throw them away there is a solution. Thanks to easy directions by Kara at Happy Go Lucky I was able to bring new life to my “leftovers” and I’ll let you in on the secret too.
All you need is to pick a few of your candles with scents or colors that you like together, add a wick and a pot of boiling water. Rather than purchase new wicks I decided to pick up a votive in one of the scents I was already going to use and cut the wax off the wick (Yankee candle votives are the perfect size wick for the company's small tumblers). I used Autumn Leaves, Farmer’s Market, and Red Apple Wreath, so my before collection looked like this:
I put the wax I chopped off the wick in the jar of the same scent and then after bringing my pot of water to a low boil I put one jar in to melt the wax. The amount of time it takes depends on how much wax you’re melting, mine took 15-20 minutes. After one jar was melted I poured it into the new jar w/wick, then melted the next old candle, the amount of time it takes to melt was enough for the previous layer to slightly harden so the two layers didn’t mix.
|Second Layer, please excuse the kitchen clutter|
So, a quick recap:
1. You need: leftover candles, new container, and a wick
2. Place wick in new container
3. Melt candles in boiling water
4. Pour in melted wax
5. Let harden between layers
6. Repeat steps 3-5 for as many layers as you want
7. Enjoy finished results
Mr Yellow House says there’s not enough color difference, but it sure smells good!