Hello again friends!
Who can say no to a candle? Candles are such special little objects…they can give light, fill your home with beautiful scents, be used in decor and help you celebrate turning a year older.
I simply love candles and seem to buy them more often than I should.
I also discovered that I have a nice collection of old and broken candles that I just can’t seem to throw away. This isn’t odd. (Is it?)
For this craft today, holding on to old broken candles is a good thing! Reuse some of your old or broken candles and give them new life!
For this craft, I chose to use only non-scented candles.
You will need a small pan and a second larger pan. Simmer water in the larger pan and set the small pan over it with your old candles inside.
Heat candles until melted. Using a candy thermometer clipped to the smaller pan, keep the temperature around 185 degrees.
Once melted, remove old candle wicks from the pan with tongs.
I had extra wicks left from when I made Citronella Candles this summer. You can buy wicks from any craft store. I ordered mine from Amazon.
I cut a piece of wick 2 inches longer than the teacup’s height and wrapped it around a coffee stirrer. (You can use bamboo skewers, straws or even a butter knife.) To make the wick stick to the bottom of the cup, dip it in the melted wax and hold it to the bottom of the cup until the wax hardens.
Pour wax into teacups to desired height and allow time for it to completely set.
Note: Wax may slightly sink in at the center when it’s set. If this happens, take a skewer or toothpick and prick a circle of holes around the candle’s wick about 1/16 of an inch deep. Pour additional melted wax into cups until the surface is no more than 1/4 inch below the rim.
When the wax has hardened, cut the wick and enjoy your new candle!
I used the new teacup candles to decorate the table for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a few photos of the table with all of the Valentine’s decor.
This was a fun and easy project–and I love how they turned out! I hope you’ll try making some of your own.
That is all for now! Thank you for stopping by Mulch and Paint today and visiting with me! Hope to see you back soon!
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