Scent is one of the most powerful senses that we have. That’s why most everyone fill their homes with candles. My favorite candle EVER is the Capri Blue Volcano Candle! It’s so hard to describe, but my best description would be a mix of citrus fruits and greens and it just fills the whole room with a wonderful smell. However, a great flaw with most tins or jars that contain the candle is that the wick burns straight down the middle leaving a ton of unburned wax down the sides. Feels like a waste of money. But this simple DIY will help your repurpose that wax into a new jar so you can get the most for your money and your candle!
( You can find most of these supplies at Michaels )
– A thin cylinder jar
– Wick with a metal bottom
– Tin or metal pot to melt the wax
– Super glue
– Leftover wax from existing candle
This process will take roughly 30-40 start to finish! First you will want to start by digging out your remaining wax from the candle you want to repurpose. Use the spoon for this step. You may also want to have a paper towel nearby because the step can get a little messy. Once you have dug out all the wax from the existing candle, put it in the pot to melt the wax on the top of the stove. You’ll want to let the pot melt the wax on medium-low heat.
Should look something like this. Also, keep in mind that this pot will be very hard to clean afterwards, so make sure its not a pot that you like to cook with.
Watch the wax to make sure it does not come to a boil, keep it on low heat. While the wax is melting, super glue the metal bottom of the wick to the center bottom of the new cylinder jar you will use as the new jar for your candle. The wick may be a lot longer the top of the jar, thats ok, you can trim it later on. Once the wax is melted it will look a little like this:
Let the wax cool for just a moment and then VERY CAREFULLY hold the wick straight up with one hand, while pouring the melted wax in the jar around it. It is important that the wick is straight up through the middle of the jar so that once the wax has cooled the wick will burn in the middle, rather than just on one side of the jar. Once you have poured the wax into the new jar, place into the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Once it has cooled in the freezer, cut the wick to the rim of the jar. And ta-da, you have a new candle made from the old.
Some people have told me that this is “too many steps”, but what can I say? I’m a DIY addict. If I can do it myself, I probably will. And it’s fun! You get the most out of your money for you candles and you get to have fun while doing it. Show me any candles that you repurpose!
XO, Girli Rae