I have these orange pillar candles I bought on clearance years ago. The scent was discontinued, and I'd really grown to love it. I was sad when they reached the end of their wick, so I held onto them, not wanting to throw them out. I decided I could melt them down, insert a new wick and start over. If you've got a few dwindling pillar candles, here's a little walk-through on how to turn them into new candles.
Here's a list of supplies:
disposable foil pan
prewaxed wick and clip
hot glue gun
old pillar candle(s)
Let's get started:
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
2. Remove any stickers or labels from the candle and cut it into 1/2" chunks. Make sure to discard the old wick and metal clip.
3. Put the foil pan on a foil-lined cookie sheet for stability and put into the preheated oven.
4. While the wax melts, put a dot of hot glue on the wick clip and adhere to the bottom of the glass jar.
5. Set the timer for 5 minutes. Stir the chunks with the popsicle stick.
6. Repeat every 5 minutes, (heat, stir, heat, stir) until the wax is completely liquefied. The total time will vary depending on the amount of wax to be melted.
Important: don't be tempted to turn the heat up…if the wax gets too hot it can combust. Just keep it slow & steady to avoid any disasters.
7. Once the wax is completely melted, carefully pour it into the waiting glass jar.
9. Once the wax is cool, trim the wick to 1/4".
10. Light your new old candle and enjoy.
Post by Christina Williams : justcallmechris.blogspot.com