How to Make Candles Out of Old Candles

By: TheMelonKing from
How to Make Candles Out of Old Candles

Learn How to Make Candles Out of Old Candles with this creative tutorial. If you buy and use a lot of candles, then you know that more often than not the wick gets used up faster than all of the wax in the container. This easy-to-follow tutorial helps you to reuse all of that wax and melt it into new candles. When you reuse the old wax to make you own candle you can then add coloring or scents to make the wax into a brand new, personalized candle. It's not only less wasteful, but less expensive.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueCandlemaking/Soapmaking


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this is so cool. i want to make some candles in a mason jar and this craft seriously cuts my work in half. Candle making is fun but tedious if youre making them from scratch and this is great if you have some old candles left over.

I've never tried making candles, but I do have a candle obsession. I get frustrated with the little bits that are left at the bottom, so now I can try this idea. I wonder though what will happen if my wax is several different scents and colors from different candles. Will it be like mixing lots of colors of paint, and have a confusing scent?

A great idea for that little bit of wax at the bottom of candles that simply won't burn.


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