Don’t throw your candles that won’t burn, burn halfway, and fizzle out, dirty and worn. You can recycle the candles into Christmas gifts and the process is very easy, you can do it by your own. You can remove candles from glassware by putting them in the freezer for a few hours. What will happen that the wax will shrink. Sometimes, the wax will just fall out of the container. If the candles won’t fall out easily, then use a sharp knife to cut the pieces away, but be careful not to injure yourself. You can follow these easy steps of making your own Christmas gift candle.
Materials you need:
- Used candles
- Jars or other glassware
- Candle wick and wick tabs ( you can find in craft stores)
- Double boiler.
Here’s how to make it:
Fix your wicks and tabs together, there will be instructions on one or both of the boxes that came with them. Cut your wicks so that they stand above the top of the container. Next, when the candles are dry, cut the wicks to the suitable length.
Gather all your candles. Boil water in a double boiler, you should at least let two inches of the water in the bottom portion of the double boiler. Melt the wax of one candle or several types of wax in the double boiler. You are advisable to watch over your double boiler when it melting the wax, never let it unattended.
Melt similar color wax together to prevent muddy colored candles. If you don’t have enough one color to fill a container, you can layer colors. Let the first layer of wax settles and dries before adding the second layer and so on. If you want to make scented candles, this process works well too.
Pour the melted wax into your favorite jars, or glassware. To keep the wick centered, put a metal skewer or you can use plastic/wooden skewer across the jars.
Place your candles in a cool space and let them completely dry for few days. After the candles are completely dry, cut the wicks about ½ inches from the wax surface. Decorate with ribbons or put inside a simple basket, ready for a perfect Christmas gift.