candle-5 Over at the blog Argot there is a great little tutorial for recycling old candles into new ones that are just perfect for gift giving. You know the holiday season is coming and it is never too soon to start on those handmade gifts and ones made with recycled materials are even better! I have done this project a bunch of times. I don’t use candles but I love making them, oh and shopping in the thrift stores for fun glasses to use. Two last tips I would add is that if you want to make your candles a fun color you can add crayon shavings to the melting candle wax and if you end up with an icky color these would be great to use in your Jack-o-lantern!

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By Stefanie Girard




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  1. Tricia on September 15, 2009 8:42 am

    We’ve been putting homemade/remade candles into our jack-o-lanterns for some years now, but we always have a hard time finding a container to pour the wax into. I never would have thought to look at a thrift store for glasses – brilliant!

  2. amy on September 29, 2009 4:17 pm

    You can also add a bit of color with some old broken crayons

  3. georgina on October 4, 2010 4:46 am

    Hi All,

    Here is a nice tip for recycling old candles; You can use an “everlasting garden candle”. It is a metal cylinder filled with paraffin and an everlasting wick. You can put it in a bowl with no holes in it :-) and add old candle stumps.

    Works great!

    They are for sale at Ebay: http://shop.ebay.com/smarter_deals/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

    Have fun, Georgina.

  4. Savannah on November 12, 2012 4:15 pm

    This works great! i had to do a project in science about useing recycled things and i was looking at some of the ideas on the internet and found this. i did it and it turned out really pretty :) You all should try it out! :D

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