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How to reuse old candles: home project

How to reuse old candles: home project

We are sure you also have semi finished candles lying around the house, that you don’t want to throw away, but also don’t really know what to do with them, we can’t be the only ones this happens to!

Because we live in the tropics we use way more citronella candles than we would like, so instead of throwing them away when the wick is all burnt we decided to make new candles from the scraps and at the same time use tiny little marmalade glass jars we didn’t know what to use for, that our former housemates left behind. 

So we looked up some videos and it seemed quite simple. 

Instructions:

  • Melt the candle wax, you can either place the leftovers in a pan with some water or you can dig out the leftover wax with a spoon and melt in the microwave. Make sure to remove the remaining wick and metal base for it. 
  • Make a new wick from some thick cotton thread (we used macrame one).
  • Place the wick in the middle of the jar and hold while you pour the melted wax into it with the other hand. 
  • Make sure to hold the wick in the middle of the jar until the wax cools and hardens.

Here are some pictures of our little new candles and how we made them!

PS. We added scented oil we had around the house to a few of them.

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