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« on: October 13, 2008 08:06:30 PM »

I burn candles all the time and always have those ugly burnt up leftover jars sitting around.  The crafty packrat in me wouldn't let me just throw them away after they wouldn't light anymore.




So I bought a pack of wicks, which were super cheap, $2.oo for 1o.  Melted the candles in the oven, cleaned out the jars and decoupaged the outside.  Just some random stuff I found in Juxtapoz.



Anchored the wick with a dab of hot glue, poured wax in jar.  Added some simmering oil I had laying around.
Let cool, and voila.  And I get to recycle the unused jars that I cleaned out.



These were kind of my testers, so they don't look that great but I think the idea has tons of potential.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008 08:12:23 PM »

it sure does. great way to recycle and personalize
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008 04:18:34 AM »

That's really cool Smiley
I can't bear to throw away things either!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008 08:00:25 PM »

When you melted the wax in the oven, what temp did you heat the oven to?
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008 10:42:21 AM »

When you melted the wax in the oven, what temp did you heat the oven to?
I heated the oven to the lowest possible setting, which I think is 180 on my mine.  It took around 10 minutes for the little ones and 15-20 for the biggest one I had which was almost half full.   If you put it to high it gets smoky and stinky and your candles will smell like melted crayons. 
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