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  1. #1
    Jaimie
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    Default Making Candles help with candles

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to make candles out of candles

    that you have but have been burned down to almost nothing...Its

    something I am intereested in making and getting into.

    I heard if you put them in the freezer that the wax will pop out...and

    then melt them together ( all different waxes)....any help would be

    appreciated.

    I spend tons of money on candles but always burn them down and theres

    alot on the sides and some on the bottom when the wick gives out on me.



    Thanks for any info!!









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    Liss
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    <FONT face="Verdana" color="#999900" size="5">How to Make Candles Using Old Crayons<FONT size="-1">
    <FONT face="Verdana">by LeAnn R. Ralph


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">As featured in the story "A Candle For Christmas" from the book: Christmas In Dairyland (True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm)


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Materials:
    <UL>
    <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">1 wax carton (quart) (milk, fabric softener, or orange juice) <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">1 pound of paraffin wax <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">4 or 5 old crayons <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">two trays of ice cubes <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">a double boiler (or an empty coffee can and a saucepan) <LI><FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">1 piece of ordinary white package string about six inches long. </LI>[/list]


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Caution: Do not heat paraffin directly over the burner. Paraffin is easily combustible. Use a double boiler or a two-pound coffee can set in a pan of water. I put the coffee can on top of home canning jar rings (the rings, not the flat lids). If the can is not set on top of something, the concave bottom creates a vacuum when the water begins to heat up, plus if it’s on the bottom of the pan, it's just that much closer to the burner.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Trim the top part of the carton off so that what remains is about six inches high.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Cut the string so that it is six inches long. (To make a wick that lasts longer, try braiding three pieces of string together.)


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Melt the paraffin wax over medium heat in a double boiler or a coffee can in a pan of water. Use three-quarters of a pound for a somewhat smaller candle or use all four squares for a larger candle. Once the water begins to boil, it will take 10 or 15 minutes for the paraffin to melt.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Break the crayons into small pieces and add to the paraffin. If the crayons are added first before the wax is melted, the color makes it difficult to see if all of the paraffin is liquefied.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Use a pair of tongs (a scissors works, too), and dip the string into the paraffin. Dipping the string will ensure that it is coated with paraffin since the ice cubes may prevent some sections from coming in contact with the liquid wax. Hold the string so that it is in the middle of the carton and fill the carton with ice cubes. Pour the hot paraffin over the ice cubes.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">The candle will be set in about 30 minutes. Let the candle stand for another hour or two until most of the ice cubes are melted. Pour off the water. Peel off the carton. Place the candle in a tray or on a plate to catch the rest of the water from the ice cubes as they finish melting. Let the candle dry for a day or two.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">The candles I have made with a single piece of string only burn for an hour or so and burn quickly enough so that most of the paraffin remains intact. To use the paraffin again, melt the candle and pour the wax into other containers to make solid candles.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Solid Candles


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">To make solid candles, select several glass containers. Pint or half-pint canning or jelly jars work well. For the wick, measure out a few more inches of string than is needed to reach the bottom of the container. Tie the string around a pencil. Put the pencil across the top of the container to hold the wick in place. When the paraffin and crayons are melted, pour the liquid wax into the container(s). When the candle is set, snip off the wick about a half inch above the wax.


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">Scented Candles


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">To make scented candles, put three or four teaspoons of vanilla extract into the bottom of the double boiler (or the coffee can) and then add the paraffin and crayons. When the wax is melted, pour into containers.


    <FONT face="Arial" size="-2">_______________________________________________ ______________


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">About The Author


    <FONT face="Verdana" size="-1">LeAnn R. Ralph is a freelance writer for two newspapers in west central Wisconsin, is the editor of the Wisconsin Regional Writer (the quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Assoc.) and is the author of the book, Christmas In Dairyland (True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm) (Aug. 2003); trade paperback. For more information about Christmas In Dairyland, visit http://ruralroute2.com/



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    Tressa Watts
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    Default Making Candles help with candles

    I use the candle warmers after they are at the bottom....You can break old ones apart put in one of the larger glass candles and set on the warmer...you can get some interesting scents if you mix different "flavors" and dont have to worry about melting the wax..pouring it and setting the wicks that you will have to buy.

    just an idea...

    Tressa





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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to make candles out of candles
    that you have but have been burned down to almost nothing...Its
    something I am intereested in making and getting into.
    I heard if you put them in the freezer that the wax will pop out...and
    then melt them together ( all different waxes)....any help would be
    appreciated.
    I spend tons of money on candles but always burn them down and theres
    alot on the sides and some on the bottom when the wick gives out on me.

    Thanks for any info!!



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    Herlean
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    Default Making Candles help with candles

    I imagine you could remove the wax and melt it down in a double boiler, then put it back into the jar. It would be one of those layered effect ones. I think you can buy candle wicks at Michaels Crafts or Hobby Lobby. I have never made candles myself, but I would think this would not be terribly difficult. Just be careful not to burn yourself. Herlean

    Jaimie <sosoft_2003@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how to make candles out of candles
    that you have but have been burned down to almost nothing...Its
    something I am intereested in making and getting into.
    I heard if you put them in the freezer that the wax will pop out...and
    then melt them together ( all different waxes)....any help would be
    appreciated.
    I spend tons of money on candles but
    always burn them down and theres
    alot on the sides and some on the bottom when the wick gives out on me.

    Thanks for any info!!



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    Patricia George
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    Making candles from used candles is very simple, however you will want to cut

    away the black residue out of the candle and tip of wick. If you fail to do

    this, you will have that black in your candle wax. Hubby and I did this last

    year for Christmas gifts. Pastor of our church gives us the old candles and we

    make our own. These candles are white with no scent, so we can make any color

    or scent we want. I also make my candles from all used candles now. You can

    come up with some wonderfully scented candles from mixing the scented candles

    you melt down. I like to just pour into jars. You can get all sorts of jars

    from your local thrift store, usually the smaller ones are only 5-20 cents, or

    use mason jars. Giving as gifts we make labels out of the clear labeling --

    Merry Christmas 2006 last year.



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    Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.com
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    I love to make candles I do not have a craft store close so I buy my pre-made wicks off ebay for super cheap. I use an old crock pot to heat my wax and I have a few nice metal molds I got from my local Goodwill. I just heat the wax to the right temperature about 180 degrees (I use a candy thermometer to test) I pick up scraps of old candles and just chuck them all together and I use old crayons to color and essential oils to add smell.

    Patricia George <grannyof3@embarqmail.com> wrote: Making candles from used candles is very simple, however you will want to cut away the black residue out of the candle and tip of wick. If you fail to do this, you will have that black in your candle wax. Hubby and I did this last year for Christmas gifts. Pastor of our church gives us the old candles and we make our own. These candles are white with no scent,
    so we can make any color or scent we want. I also make my candles from all used candles now. You can come up with some wonderfully scented candles from mixing the scented candles you melt down. I like to just pour into jars. You can get all sorts of jars from your local thrift store, usually the smaller ones are only 5-20 cents, or use mason jars. Giving as gifts we make labels out of the clear labeling -- Merry Christmas 2006 last year.

    Patricia George Owner/Operator


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