Recycle old pillar candles to make a new jar candle
I have these orange pillar candles I bought on clearance years ago. The scent was discontinued, and I'd really grown to love it. I was sad when they reached the end of their wick, so I held onto them, not wanting to throw them out. I decided I could melt them down, insert a new wick and start over. If you've got a few dwindling pillar candles, here's a little walk-through on how to turn them into new candles.
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Put the foil pan on a foil-lined cookie sheet for stability and put into the preheated oven. Let it melt for 5 minutes, then stir with a popsicle stick.
While the wax melts, put a dot of hot glue on the wick clip and adhere to the bottom of the glass jar.
Repeat every 5 minutes, (heat, stir, heat, stir) until the wax is completely liquefied. The total time will vary depending on the amount of wax to be melted.
(Important: don't be tempted to turn the heat up...if the wax gets too hot it can combust. Just keep it slow & steady to avoid any disasters).
Light your new (old) candle and enjoy!