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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Candles, Candles, Candles!

I love candles. . . I think they are a great part of home decor. I had some ugly-too-small-not-a-good-color-blue tea light candles that I got from the dollar store and I turned them into candles that are the size and the color that I want. SO Easy, and a Great end result!

Here is what I did.
I started by breaking up all the candles and putting them in a bowl. I added some white candles so it would soften up the original ugly blue color. I saved the wicks and reused them.
I don't have a double boiler so I put a glass bowl on top of a pan of boiling water, and it melted the candles like a charm!

While they were melting I set up my molds. I had some plastic molds from some old tea lights so I used a couple of those, but for the rest I just used a plastic Dixie cup. Stick a wick in the center and just pour in some melted wax! Easy as Pie!
Let the wax sit and harden for while. The Dixie cups and the plastic molds just come right off, and you've got some new candles!
Awwww. . . Look how pretty!
This would be easy for anyone (even kids) to do. I have some old half used candles that I want to melt down and see what I can do with them.

Give it a try and Happy Melting!


Anonymous said...

Great Idea! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

very nice! i'm going to have to try this! :)

Erin said...

love it!!! following you back from New Friend Friday! LOVE LOVE LOVE the candle idea!


Coffee Please!?! said...

hi following from FF! Very cool!!! have a great weekend!

Straight Stitches said...

What a great way to reuse candles.

I'm following from NFF! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Beckie said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing...have a great weekend!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very clever and love that color!

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