This week I tested out a pin that came from a blog called Happy-Go-Lucky.
I was recently cleaning out the closet of my esthetician room, which is now getting transformed into the baby's nursery and realized I had a bunch of aromatherapy candles that were just taking up space. I was about to toss them, but then I came across a great tutorial on Pinterest. I knew this was a pin that I needed to put into action asap! The original poster used candles in jars so I made a few little changes (I know I originally said I would follow instructions fully but I broke the rules) and I am pretty happy with how my new candle turned out.
I have made my own candles before, but this was so much more cost effective (love that phrase).
What you will need:
- Old candles
- Candle wicks (you can find these at a craft store)
- A large melting container (I used a giant mason jar that was leftover from this party)
- A glass jar
- I hammered up (Max was wondering what had gotten into me I think ha) my old candles so they were smaller chunks for easier melting. I don't actually know if this makes it easier to melt, but it made sense to me at the time.
- Boil a hot pot of water. Place the container filled with the candle chunks into the water and let melt.
- Place your wick in the other glass jar. When the candles have melted pour wax into glass jar.
- Trim wick once wax has dried and you have a new candle!
I love my new giant vanilla scented candle! Plus...this whole project only cost me $2 (price of the wicks). I don't think I have ever seen a candle this big for $2, so I am pretty stoked about that!
Have you tested out any pins recently that were a flop or a success? I would love to hear!