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    I am a huge candle lover. I get some good quality ones on sale. Trouble is they never last till the end. I've saved all of the bits and pieces thinking there must be some way to remake new candles out of the scraps. Anyone do this? Can you make wicks also?

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    I too love candles, with a passion!!!!!!!! I freeze them when I am not using them, seems to make them last longer, and when they are too small, I save them and use a double boiler and melt them together and use new wicks I get at the craft store..................

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    What about a candle warmer. Would that use up all the candle leftovers? I ve never used them but have seen them for about $5.

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    I have done that as well.....just like the tarts....

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    I use old jarred candle jars to make new candles from leftovers. I posted something about it somewhere on here. Anyway, I also use leftover in my potpourri burner, and just add some liquid potpourri when I burn it.

    I bought the tart molds at a yard sale, and made a couple of them, but I don't have a tart burner, so that's what I used in my potpourri burner.

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    Cool! I have a lot of candle leftovers and want to try this. I don't have a double boiler though. Is there any other way I could melt them together safely? If not I may just try using them on a potpourri burner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogiemum View Post
    Cool! I have a lot of candle leftovers and want to try this. I don't have a double boiler though. Is there any other way I could melt them together safely? If not I may just try using them on a potpourri burner.
    Yes you take a pot and fill it with 3 to 4 inches of water. Then you place an old soup can in that and put the wax bits in the soup can. It will melt after a few minutes and then you pour it into molds. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarstar9 View Post
    Yes you take a pot and fill it with 3 to 4 inches of water. Then you place an old soup can in that and put the wax bits in the soup can. It will melt after a few minutes and then you pour it into molds. Good luck!
    Thanks so much. I was afraid I'd be getting a huge mess in the pots by using a double boiler. This sounds fool-proof (almost..) I'll give it a go this week-end.

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    thank you

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    I take my leftover candles and put them on my stove burner on low...it melts them and it makes my kitchen smell good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarstar9 View Post
    Yes you take a pot and fill it with 3 to 4 inches of water. Then you place an old soup can in that and put the wax bits in the soup can. It will melt after a few minutes and then you pour it into molds. Good luck!
    I tried it this past week-end. It was soo easy!! I made 3 candles while cooking my meals for the week so I could watch the stove. I even made one candle that has 4 colors!! I bought .89c for a string of wick and everything else came from what I already had. Clean-up was 5 min max!! What an excellent frugal and fun tip ! Thxs so much lunarstar.

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    Im glad it worked for you! I bet they are nice!

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