Rainy days scream craft days to me. So today I took some really ugly and old taper candles and make them new again. Turned out kinda nice and I didn’t burn down the kitchen in the process. I am trying to stay out of the way of RM as he does the taxes. Ugh.
Step 1 is to gather up your old and faded out candles that are cluttering up your cabinets and storage drawers.
Step 2: Use a sharp knife, cut the candle through so you can reuse the wick. Just pull the wick out and cut it to lengths to use in your candles redux.
Step 3: Use an old metal can and make yourself a double boiler of sorts. Throw in the can the old candle pieces and melt each color separately.
Step 4: Layer the wax into old candle jars that you have saved or you could find old mason jars or other fun glass containers you have in the house. I used plastic strays to hold the wick in place while I poured in the wax in layers and waited for each layer to cool before proceeding with the next color of wax. I alternated between green and blue.
Here are the finished candles after they dry. Very pretty and much more usable than those old tapers.