a fancy layered candle from old ones
When your favorite
candles burned down, save the wax . When you have five or
six of these burned down candles, you are ready to create
a brand new fancy layered candle.
You will need a
store-bought wick, which can be bought from a craft store.
You will also need a jar of the approximate size to hold the
wax you have, and a pen or pencil.
Take the wick and
rest the bottom of it on the bottom of the jar. Carefully
wind the top of the wick around a pencil, and rest the pencil
across the middle of the opening. This will hold the wick
up while you add the layers.
Next he want to
melt the candle. You can do this by using a saucepan set over
low heat, in a microwave on low setting for a few seconds
at a time, or you can even use a coffee mug warmer. There
are also commercial candle wax smelters available, if you
have the money to spend. If you make candles frequently, it
might be worth the investment to you.
When the first
candle is melted, carefully pour it into the jar, and allow
to cool. Then you'll repeat with the second candle, and melting
it and then pouring it in a layer on top of the layer that
is already in the jar. Repeat this layering effect until you
have used the candles or reach the jar top.
Allow to cool completely,
then carefully unwind the wake from the pen or pencil. Trim
the wick, and you have a brand-new layered candle.