This is the perfect thing to do after you’ve spring cleaned and have a collection of used up candles and candle containers. Scented candles are being sold in more and more beautiful jars every year and I hate getting to bottom of those candles, realizing that there is perfumed wax left, but no wick! The Frankenstein candle recycles the pretty containers and the bottoms of all the scented candles into a brand new candle!
This project works best with heavily scented candle wax because it is usually quite soft and easy to harvest from the bottoms of all the jars. You can collect the scented wax throughout the year and store it in a mason jar until you have enough to melt down. Don’t sweat the burnt up bits you’ll probably get into the wax, this isn’t meant to be clean and perfect, just a way to save some money and pretty things!
You will need:
- 1 or 2 really special candle containers that you want to re-use
- pre-waxed wire wicks (available at most craft stores)
- mason jar
- heavy bottomed saucepan or pot
- collection of old scented candles you can no longer light