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« on: November 27, 2006 12:05:57 PM »

Hi everyone, I am a new member.  This is my first post, Im just trying to figure out how to do everything on here.

I dont know if anyone has seen these before, but they are candles made using a coke can as the mold.  The wax and wicks are completely recycled from candles i bought at yard sales.

I used an xacto knife to cut the top off of the can, then poked a small hole through the center of the bottom (big enough to stick the wick through)  then use some sort of clay or putty (i used poster putty)  to seal off the hole and keep the wick in place.  

Then tie the other end of the wick to a dowel rod (or i used a pencil Smiley) and let it rest on top of the can.  

After wax is melted (stove, microwave, or candle warmer-I've used all three) pour the wax into the can.  It takes a few hours for the wax to dry completely.

When the wax is dry cut a small snip in the top of the can to get you started, then peel the can off.  be careful when removing the bottom of the can because sometimes the bottom ring wants to chip off (you can tell thats what happened with the yellow one).  

The bottom of the coke can now becomes the top of your candle, and youre finished.

I put buttons in the bottom of the yellow one, and for the blue and white one, i used cut up chunks of another candle, then poured the white wax around it.

well if you guys have already seen this done, im sorry if i bored you. Im a newbie...lol.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2008 09:17:48 PM by aimee_ant123 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006 12:13:48 PM »

great idea! Way to recycle Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006 12:46:14 PM »

What a cute idea!

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006 05:21:23 AM »

What a great idea and cool way to recycle!  Love the candles!  Hey, I need to go check this out on myspace too!   Grin  Thanks for sharing and.....

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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006 08:13:37 PM »

I love this idea!
Great job.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006 10:39:41 AM »

have you thought to etch the can design on the candle too?  it would look cool:)
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006 01:28:15 AM »

a wonderful way to reuse candle bits.  i really love the way these look.

i'm going to have to try this  Cheesy
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 09:16:08 PM »

i posted this over a year ago as my first post... and i just realized that i never did reply and thank the people who commented on this thread... wow what a horribly rude newbie i was Cheesy

better late than never... THANKS GUYS Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2008 06:00:23 PM »

I like these?  Before I read the text I thought they were store bought candles.  Well done!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 04:18:32 AM »

I love this idea!! *goes off to make some*

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