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DIY Candles From Wax Leftovers

Have you ever wondered what to do with those leftover wax pieces from old candles? Instead of throwing them away, why not try making your own DIY candles from wax leftovers? Not only is this a great way to reduce waste, but it's also a fun and creative project that you can do at home. You can get creative by adding different colors or mixing scents to create your own unique candle creations. So next time you have leftover wax, don't toss it out - turn it into beautiful homemade candles instead!

To make this DIY candles from wax leftovers you need:

  • wax leftovers
  • wicks
  • wooden sticks
  • rubber bands
  • plastic bottles
  • a pen
  • a cutter
  1. Cut the bottoms of the bottles to get tubes. It should be a quite even cut so the wax won’t run out.
  2. Attach two wooden sticks together with rubber bands on each end.
  3. Jam the top of the wicks between the wooden sticks.
  4. Place the plastic tubes on a metal tray and hang the wicks in them. The bottom with metal part should touch the tray.
  5. Melt the wax leftovers in a fireproof pot.
  6. Pour just a teaspoon of wax into the plastic tubes and stick the metal bottom of the wixs in that wax blop.
  7. Now fill the tube slowly but surely. To get the gradient effect, change the color of the molten wax but don’t let the wax already in the tube dry completely beforehand. Leave a little wax for later.
  8. Let it dry completely and you’ll notice that it will sink in around the wix. Melt the wax you haven’t used already and pour it in the middle.
  9. Once this is dried out completely it will slowly slide out of the plastic tubes. You can use those again if you like.
  10. Voilá! You just created candles out of something you might have thrown out.

I also learned in a book that I read during my holiday that you can make your own wickets but for this, I used some that I already had at home. I might update this blog post once I tried this.

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