Candles are a great way of decorating your place and also leaving it smelling nice. Once the entire wick has been used up, your candles are not completely useless. There are various ways that you can reuse your candles and even save some cash. Here are things you can do with your leftover candles.
You can make your own candle from all the leftover candles you have lying around. First, gather the leftover candles and melt them in the microwave. Depending on the amount of wax, one minute to four minutes is enough. Make sure you check the wax every 30 seconds and mix it. Have your candle container ready. Position a new wick in the middle and pour the wax immediately after being melted. Let cool for 24 hours.
- Scented candles can be repurposed and used as gifts or decorations. Mix all the same scented leftover candles and pour them into candle mold. After the wax has set, you can decorate the candle mold with ribbons or jewels depending on the occasion.
- Collect all your leftover scented candle wax and cut it into small chunks. Put it in linen or clean socks and these can be used as a car freshener. Leave it under your car seat or in the trunk to let the aroma fill your car.
- Drawers or cabinets can get stuck after years of usage. Drawers become harder to slide open and close. Doors can get stuck too over time. Use your leftover candles to rub wax on the sides and hinges. This will help your furniture function well again.
- Leftover candles can be used as fire starters. A non-flammable container with enough lint and wax can last you for a couple of hours. Be careful that you do not use it around places where there are materials that can easily catch fire. This is perfect for your outdoor or camping trips.
- Frayed shoelaces are still usable with the help of candle wax. Drip hot wax on the ends of your shoelaces and when it is cold enough to touch, roll it so that the thread will stick together. Now your shoelaces do not have to be replaced.
- Candlewax can also be used as a letter sealer. Drop hot wax on your envelope and press to create a classic style sealer. This can be used for wedding invitations or grand events that you are planning. You can even use your own personalized sealer to leave an embossed print on the wax.
- Skaters can make the most of leftover candles by collecting all the wax and setting it on a tin container. The curbs can now be waxed with the leftover candles, which means easier and smoother skating. Tin containers are handy enough to be carried in a small bag or the pocket.
You can create just about anything with leftover candles. Use your creative imagination and include them in your new projects. Always be mindful about handling hot wax and make sure that it is cool enough before you touch it to avoid any accidents.