Candle Project

Nicole Voris

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. 

 I love them!

I love them!

 I bought a ton of these off Amazon only like $3 for 50!!

I bought a ton of these off Amazon only like $3 for 50!!

 Melting Wax!!!

Melting Wax!!!

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. 

 So cute!!!

So cute!!!

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!