Ever wondered what to do with all your old bits of scented candle wax after your wick has burnt down? Well, we’ve put together some ideas so you really can get the most out of our beautiful scented candles once they’ve been used.
Here’s our guide on what to do with left over candle wax:
- Create your very own, brand new candle!
- Lubricate a sticky drawer or squeaky door hinge.
- Get a fire going.
- Infuse your home with the final lingering scents.
- Use it for budget skating wax.
- Seal up shoelace frays.
- Seal your letters with a personal touch.
- Decorate your mantelpiece with candle wax ornaments.
- Incorporate it into a handmade project!
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1. Up-cycle…Make a new, unique candle
It’s easy…simply find a candle mould, like a glass or mug, and add your own wick, hanging it over the mould so it reaches the bottom. Then, gather together your old pieces of scented candle wax, melt them together and pour it into the mould, letting it cool for about six hours.
2. Fix that sticking draw
Want to finally fix that drawer that’s being annoying you for months? Try rubbing your leftover candle wax wherever the wood slides. You’ll be surprised how easily the drawers move around afterwards.
3. Make some fire starters
Need to start a quick fire? You can use your left over candle wax to make some fire starters. If you’ve got an empty egg carton and some lint you can make one that’ll burn for a long time. The cardboard of the carton helps to get the wax and lint burning.
4. Leave a pleasant lingering aroma in your room
Put your left over wax in a heavy glass jar, and then place on a radiator. When the wax melts, it leaves a lovely aroma in the room.
5. Easy skating
If you have a budding skateboarder in the household, melt down your wax into muffin tins, so they can wax up curbs before skating on them.
6. Fix your shoelaces
When the ends of your shoelaces start to fray, you may be tempted to get some new ones to make your shoes look new again. But there is another solution…dripping hot wax onto the ends of the shoelaces and rolling them between your fingers will help will fix them.
7. Seal your letters the old fashioned way
Add a personal touch to the art of letter writing simply by pressing hot scented candle wax. The method can also be used for added elegance with wedding invitations.
8. Scented candle wax ornaments
Making wax ornaments is a fun way to get the whole family involved in decorating your home for special occasions. It’s an easy, creative and unique activity that will quickly become a family tradition.
9. Get creative
Finally, if you love art and design, you can use the left over scented candle wax for a new project.