So I must preface this post by saying I am by no means a crafty person. I've attempted to be a crafty person in my life, but hand crafts don't come super naturally to me. So! If you are a crafty person this may seem super simple and obvious to you, but be proud of my accomplishments! Also, do you want to make me some fun things and send them? :) If you aren't a crafty person know that if I can do it you can do it too!!!
So I love candles. I tend to favor floral scents with woodsy undertones. (I only recently learned what that meant.) It makes me sad when the wick burns out, but there is still a ton of wax left. So! In the interest of being more environmentally friendly and more frugal I decided to start reusing the wax. My grandmother was a very frugal person and got the most use out of everything: soap, candles, food, everything! I like to think that I am following in her footsteps and not letting things go to waste.
I used these instructions: The Nest Candle Tutorial
I used wax from an Anthropologie Candle. I made cuts in the wax using a butter knife. I then froze the candle for about half an hour. The wax popped right out.
Next I put the wax in a bowl. I put the bowl over a saucepan with boiling water.
While the wax melted I prepared my new containers and the wicks.
I decided to use these cute kitty measuring cups.
Once the wax fully melted I poured them into my biggest kitty cup. The wax didn't go as far as I thought it would and I only had enough for that one, but it was a perfect amount!
I let it sit for a day to let the wax cool.
And finally light!! It was much easier than I thought it would be. With clean up it probably only took me 20 minutes. I'm so glad to get more life out of the wax! I will for sure reuse all my candles from now on! I may even venture to start creating my own scents, but we'll see!