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Old 02-04-2002, 06:57 AM
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Fantastic idea! So simple and yet it never even crossed my mind ~ thanks!!!!

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Old 02-12-2002, 10:29 AM
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Successful candle recycle!

My thanks to everyone in this thread for their terrific cancle recycling tips and hints ~ I tried several of them, and they all worked!

My very favorite was using the birthday candle (once again) and melting the wax to refill the candle holder.

I did not have a frying pan to donate to this project so used a heavy older deep pan with about 3" or more of water (brought to a boil). I then used a large empty coffee tin can for the wax and within just a couple of minutes, the wax from three or four candle stubs was melted. By combining all the wax at once to melt, I had a uniform color (first attempt had several different colors as I melted and poured different candle colors, but hey ~ this one is kind of neat with all the different colored layers, too!) I did find the color didn't matter so much when contemplating which waxes to melt together as the scents ~ by mixing compatable or complementing scents, I have new candles with gorgeous aromas! (I mixed vanilla with cranberry, and vanilla and raspberry).

Now, I am on the hunt for some pretty saucers and cups to try the next candle hint!

Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions.

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Old 03-10-2002, 01:17 PM
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The birthday candle idea is too cool!!!

I've always saved my candles and put a votive candle down inside the cake candles. This gives you the shadowing thru the shell that was left when the candle burnt down. I also shave the old used candle into chunks and pack the candle wax pieces around a taper candle using a glass jar from a burnt candle.

But never did I think to use a birthday candle! Thanks!

*~* Debbie *~*
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:50 PM
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Using a birthday candle as a wick, Wow! never thought of that. How cool!


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