Did you know you can upcycle old candles into beautiful new crayon candles?
Hi, I’m Janine from Happy Happy Nester, and I’m so excited to share my latest creations involving melting old candle wax. Do you have some pretty worn out candles that aren’t fresh and beautiful? I have a few, and I thought that I would recycle them into new candles rather than throw them away. As a result, I made the cutest spring crayon candles. This project is super easy, and you’ll be so happy to have some new fresh candles for spring. So make sure to round-up your old worn candles and let’s get this craft party started.
Items you’ll need to make Crayon Candles
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- Old candles (if you want to color your candles a light color, I suggest you use your old white candles)
- Candle Wicks
- Recycled Jars
- Crayons (The Crayola brand works the best)
- Candle scents. Optional (please don’t use perfume since it is highly flammable)
- A container to melt wax
- Paper towels
1. Choose a glass or metal container you want to place your candle in and make sure it is clean and dry.
2. Place the wick in your container. You can wrap the top of the wick around a pencil and place it on the rim, and this will keep your wick centered.
3. Next cut up your recycled old candle wax and place in the candle making pot. Try and isolate your wick and leave it out of the melting process.
4. Place your melting pot on the stove and turn the heat to low. Make sure to constantly watch your wax since it tends to melt quickly and burn.
5. Add one or two crayons depending on the amount of wax you use.
6. Melt your mixture and pour into your prepared candle containers.
7. Let cool and trim the wick.
I love how these sweet little candles turned out.
So make sure to use up your recycle old candle wax and create fresh new crayon candles for your home. I have more DIYs over on my blog, so come on over for a visit. Here are just a few.
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I am trying to make candles for the homeless.
So could you tell me how long they will burn.
Could you tell me what wick is best to use.
Gina Luker says
That is so sweet of you Janice! This is actually a guest post by my friend Janine over at Happy Happy Nester. You could visit her site and ask her, but I re read her post and it looks like she just used regular wicks she purchased from Amazon, she provides a link to them in the post. Good luck with your awesome project 🙂
Dont count on them a whole lot it clogs the wick