How many of you have candles that look like this?
I have an entire shelf of them hidden behind picture frames!
So in an effort to declutter and get a little things organized before we decorate for the holidays I decided to take these ugly things and make brand new layered candles.
This was such an easy project to do. I can’t believe I never did this before.
All I needed to get were these wicks from Michael’s and one new glass container. I decided to get a new glass container because it was only $1 and I needed something clean to pour the first candle in. Then you can start cleaning out the old ones and reusing those glass jars.
Step 1: Melt your first candle down completely. I put mine in a pot of boiling water. It only took about 5 minutes for the candle to turn to liquid.
Step 2: Place the new candle wick in your clean jar. I wrapped it around a popsicle stick so it wouldn’t fall over.
Step 3: Pour melted wax into new jar. Let cool completely.
Step 4: Once the first layer of wax was completely hard, I melted the next candle down on the stove and poured it over the first layer. Repeat with one more layer or until your glass container is full.
Step 5: Cut the wick. Burn and enjoy your new candle!!
I tried to combined scents that complimented each other. One candle has a layer of sparkling vanilla, apple spice and toasted cinnamon spice. The other one combined my summer scents: caribbean salsa, strawberry shortcake ad island colada.
Now I’m off to steal I mean collect old candles from my neighbors so I can make more!!
Did I mention how nice your house will smell from melting the wax on the stove? I hope you have fun creating your own upcycled, layered candles.