Saturday, February 23, 2013

Candle Holder Tutorial

Do you have any candle holders that are out of wax, but are just being stored away somewhere in your home?


I have a couple unique candle holders that I don't want to throw out, but there is candle wax at the bottom.


I found this amazing solution on Pinterest that showed me how to easily remove the remaining wax.
  

Simply boil some water,


and pour the hot water into your glass candle holders.

    
The wax will gradually rise to the top.


Once the wax at the top hardens a bit, you may want to cut it in half so it is easy to remove once cooled.


I would wait until the water and wax are completely cooled so you don't pour waxy water down your kitchen sink!


Remove the excess dirt with soap and water, and voilà!


You have a refurbished storage container that you can place a new candle in or use for another purpose.

Let me know if you decide to try this.
 
~Jess~     

16 comments:

SUGAR LANE said...

awesome tutorial!
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S

NanaDiana said...

That is easier than what I have been doing. I put my own in a pan with water, heat it and let it completely melt-fill it with paper towels and swipe it out..then immerse it in hot soapy water and wash it out. I love those Woodwick ones and save all of mine, too. xo Diana

Red Rose Alley said...

Very cool Jess....I usually just throw my old candles away. I love how you put your tea bags in there. It's hard to throw away those Woodwick candle holders because they are so pretty. The green tea pot looks cute in your kitchen too.
~Mom

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now there's a GREAT IDEA! THANK YOU JESS! I do have many a holder that I wish I could clean out , but this method is sure to work. Happy day everyone! Anita

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, never would have thought of this.. Thank you so much for the tips.. Take care, Susie

Shirley said...

Jess, looks like a tip worth trying..thanks for sharing this.

janice15 said...

That's great...there are times where I wanted to remove wax and it's so difficult to get out..great tip thank you for sharing Happy weekend with love Janice

janice15 said...

I almost forgot your welcome to borrow my photo...she is so pretty...

Kerri said...

OMGosh thank-you so much for sharing this info with us! I know I am not the only one with useful candle holders, I can create limitless designs now. Yaaayyy!!!

Hope you are enjoying February and have a blessed week :)

xoxo
Kerri

tina said...

great idea!

Pom Pom said...

Cool! I do love Good Earth Tea!

Galina Hristova said...

It's great for sharing that!Great idea!Hugs!

Teresa said...

I tried and it works!
I've been doing this for ages because I love candles but often I love the candle holders more so I had to figure out how to keep them and after many and failed approaches - some were not pretty - I did this and it has been working.
I also dream of the day I'll have lots of free time and so my own candles and then will use those fancy holders.
Thank you for sharing the tip. Some blogs carry tips and bits "parties", you should use this as I'm sure many don't know and would appreciate it.
Love,
Teresa

sophie said...

omg! thank u so much for the advise! really usefull for me!

Laura said...

What a great idea, I'll definitely be trying this! :)

Miky said...

Great idea ^_^