Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More candles


The pictures are a bit blurry, but you can still see the results of the pleasant time I spent on my new hobby :o) I've now used up all the bits of wax that were waiting to be recycled, to much satisfaction.

Someone asked me what I use for wicks. I recycle wicks from old candles that were broken, or didn't burn well. I melt them down in a can and pull the wick out of the can with the help of pincers. I then place the wick on an old newspaper, allow to cool, and use it.

14 comments:

Claudia said...

Beautiful! And did you know, if you give the yoghurt container or whatever you're using a slight (!) coating with cooking oil, the candles are much easier to remove.

Take care, Claudia

Mrs.Rabe said...

They're wonderful, Mrs. Anna!

PamelaK said...

Just beautiful and so resourceful!!

Miu said...

These heart candles are sweet!

Katie Gregg said...

Gorgeous! But how on earth do you have time to do this with two little ones???

Susan said...

Anna, These are beautiful. I bet if you spread the word that you are recycling candles you would be given many old half-burned ones by people who don't want them anymore.

Elle said...

wow, they turned out pretty awesome!

Tracy's corner said...

Very nice. I think the colors in the candles are lovely.

Rose said...

They are lovely Anna! I've never made candles so I'm watching these posts with great interest.

* said...

I think these look great. I'd never think of saving wax to create new candles :)

Mrs. Anna T said...

Claudia,

Thanks for the tip - my husband suggested this, too, and it really works great.

Katie,

Candle-making is not that time consuming. All you basically have to do is fix the wick, melt the wax, pour and let cool down. I doubt I spend more than a few minutes on a batch of candles - perhaps a few minutes on every layer of color.

Susan,

I've thought about it too. :o) I'll start with family.

Kimberly said...

Love the candles-so awesome! It sounds easy too, if I had any leftovers I'd definitely try it myself.

AwaydownSouth said...

The heart ones are pretty.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful candles!