April 19, 2010

~~~Keepin' It Green~Recycled Candle Wax~~~

I have made soap and candles to sell in my Shoppe since I opened four years ago.
I also like to burn my own candles giving everyone a chance to see how wonderfully fragrant they are and how well the fragrance throws itself......
Because I do burn my own candles, I also have the remnants of used candles.
I know how expensive the wax is, and I just can't throw it away.
That's why I have always recycled it into fun container candles for sale as well.
All you have to do is melt the wax remnants in a double broiler, add a little additional fragrance and pour into your miscellaneous cups and creamers for a really fun presentation.
Wicks can be easily found at any craft shop....
And that is the only "new" thing you will need for the project, which keeps your cost really low.
These are a few I've made for the Trade Days in May.













Of course, this is not a new concept......pouring candles into dishes.
I do hope, though, it has given you a new purpose for all that candle wax you
Just toss in the trash....
One more way of keepin' it green!



5 comments:

  1. I love this project and have always wanted to do candles in vintage tea cups...now I am once again inspired to try!
    xojanis

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  2. That is a really good idea, I never thought of melting the leftovers for reuse! I definately like the idea of re use, which I try to do..Thanks for the idea!! Marlene

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  3. Years ago I'd do that, saving the last of the wax and reusing it but I haven't in some time. Thanks for the reminder, I'm going pick that habit back up ...your candles are so cute!

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  4. HELLO JANA, GREAT IDEA!!! I WILL HAVE TO GIVE IT A TRY.....
    I LOVE THE CUPS YOU USE TO RECYCLE YOUR WAX, SO ADORABLE.

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  5. Hi Jana! These all look so pretty! Love all the candles in teacups and creamers!! I am wondering if you are still hosting QP Thursday or not?? I don't know whether to plan for sure or not? ~tina

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