Candlemaking Made Easy

I want to share my idea for candlemaking made easy. Read on to see one of my common problems and how I solved it.

Don’t you just hate it when your favorite candle burns out and there is still quite a bit of candle left in the bottom?

Yeah, me too!!

I got an idea the other day, and decided to give it a try. And, guess what, it worked!

volcano candle

This is one of my favorite candle scents. I used to sell these Volcano candles in my shop and it was definitely a customer favorite too. What frustrates me is they don’t always burn to the bottom and I end up with quite a bit of candle left over.

It dawned on me recently that I have a candle warmer. And just maybe I could salvage the left over candle wax.

candle warmer

I remembered that I also had a package of wicks that I purchased years ago and had never used. You can purchase wicks at most any craft store or order them here.

candle making supplies

All that I needed for this project were the candle wicks, hot glue gun, candle warmer and a container for my candle.

candle holder

I remembered a set of vintage dessert glasses I had on hand, and I’ve never even used them. I bought a set of 4 at a thrift store a long time ago, and they have been sitting in the cabinet ever since. The color, style and size was perfect!

step one

candle warmer

My candle was a bit larger than my candle warmer, but I just sat it on top and it worked just fine. In about 30 minutes, the wax was completely liquified.

step two

candle making

While my wax was melting I used a drop of hot glue and glued the metal bottom of the wick to the bottom of my container. When it was dry and secure I wrapped the wick around a pencil and rested it on top of the container.

This will keep the wick standing upright until the wax is solidified.

step three

candle making

Once the old candle was melted, I carefully poured it into my new container. It sat for a couple of hours and was completely solid.

step four

candle making

I removed the pencil, cut the wick down, and voile’! I had a brand new candle made from one of my favorite scents!

Hopefully, this ‘candlemaking made easy’ tutorial was helpful and inspired you to try it with one of your favorite candles.


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  1. Kim Domingue says:

    Such a good idea! (rushes off to search for candle warmer in spare bedroom)

    1. Ha! So glad it was helpful! Have a great weekend!

  2. I love using the left over wax and your new candle holder is just beautiful! Makes me want to make a candle. Love this. Pinned!

    1. Thank you! So glad to find a way to salvage all the left over wax!

  3. Michele that is such a great idea to reinvent your favorite candle and be able to use it all.

    1. Thanks Sonya! It was a super easy project, and I’m so glad to salvage my favorite candles!

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