I am a big fan of candles. Candles are good. I buy them compulsively and I burn them regularly…. especially during the fall and winter months.
However, I am totally bugged when I buy a yummy, scented candle (which often is synonymous with expensive) and it burns down the middle and I have a tube of empty wax and no wick.
I am sure you already know this, but I’ve got nuthin’ today as far as post ideas… so here ya go: recycle your candles.
I pop the leftover candle wax into a ziploc bag and toss it in with my candles until I feel like making new one.
Toss the leftover wax pieces in a microwave safe bowl and heat it 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time, stirring in between. Treat it as you would if you were melting chocolate chips in the microwave.
When the wax is melted, take one of these little votive wicks (you can get them at any craft store)
Dip the bottom of it in the hot wax…
…then press it into the bottom of a glass votive cup. This will “anchor” the wick into place.
Pour the hot wax into the votive.