A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 302,565
Currently Running With Scissors:
476 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: old candle wax  (Read 720 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Pretty. Odd
Offline Offline

Posts: 586
Joined: 01-Dec-2007

Reality continues to ruin my life.


View Profile
« on: January 03, 2008 11:52:01 AM »

I have all this used/old candle wax that i would hate to throw away. Any ideas on what i could do with it?  Huh Huh Huh

THIS ROCKS   Logged

People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.

He's missing his liver. That's how some kids react to the cafeteria food. The lucky ones.
Levans
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 04:11:30 PM »

you could make a batik

just melt the wax paint a design with it on fabric

then put it in dye the parts were the wax was will stay the original color

Im sure you can find site on batiks for better directions I hope I inspired you ^_^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

men with purple hearts carry silver guns
www.myspace.com/levansisabassgod
pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7618
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 10:08:36 AM »

Melt it down and make a new candle with it.  If you have any of those tealight tins, use them for molds.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://PiNOKEEOs.artfire.com

50 projects for 2014--20/50
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430313.msg5136721#msg5136721
Recovering from surgery and crafting again!!!
improvtara
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 06:06:42 PM »

Small yogurt containers or jello cups also make awesome candle molds.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
gumpsgirl
Offline Offline

Posts: 113
Joined: 17-Dec-2007

Don't Worry It's just Me....


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 10:27:50 AM »

Not very crafty, but I guess it falls under "reuse".  Just throw the extra pieces into a warmer to get out that scent one last time.  I have a few jars that I just rotate on the warmer.  I rotate which one I throw the scraps into also.  Just an idea.
Jenny
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Naughty is Nice!
artaddict24
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 12:17:09 AM »

you could make a batik

just melt the wax paint a design with it on fabric

then put it in dye the parts were the wax was will stay the original color

Im sure you can find site on batiks for better directions I hope I inspired you ^_^

that is a really neat idea!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

i know size can be daunting, but dont be afraid. i love you. I LOVE YOU!
-from happy feet
MAmadurk
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 08:49:27 PM »

I recently finished up a candle in a jar.  I used a tall taper and a bunch of wax chunks from old candles to re-fill the jar.  I made sure to try to keep the taper straight up-and-down and centered in the jar.  The wax of the "new" jar candle doesn't melt completely across, but I'm satisfied that this is an acceptable way to re-use old wax candle chunks without the added effort of actually *making* my own candles!

MAmadurk
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I don't consider myself a book collector.  I just have books,
the way one has air to breathe.   -N. Hilyard

I cannot live without books.  -Thomas Jefferson
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Seared Fish with Maple Tamarind Glaze
Cutting Fish For Sashimi
How to Make Daal
How to Make Indian Lentil Stew
How to Make Dosas with Lentils and Rice
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.