Does Your Candle Look Like This?
All too often you will have a large, gorgeous candle for your home
and when you light it, it ends up like this one (see
What a shame for a beautiful candle!! But wait...don't throw that candle
out just yet!! Just imagine how many votive lights you could create
from just this one candle!
First thing you need to do is clean up the candle....scrap off any
match residue and any other thing you don't want ending up in the melted
wax (such as glitter, beads, trinkets).
Second, cut it up into small pieces. If you try to melt this large
candle, it might take a long time to melt and make an even bigger mess!
Third, melt the wax pieces one by one until all are melted. Pour (with
an old ladle) wax into votive glasses and let cool down for a few minutes.
Don't forget to add the wicks in before they solidify.
Viola! You just created enough votive candles for your holiday party!
For holiday fun: As party favors, wrap the votives up in a metallic
mesh fabric and tie it off with handprinted name tags. Your guests will
love you for it!