How To Remove Candle Wax From Glass Containers

Hi friends



This pretty hand-painted candle holder is a Tracy Porter Design. 


Do you have candles you can no longer burn?   I love the pretty design on this glass candle holder and could not bring myself to throw it away.  The wick is missing inside the wax and I can no longer use it.   Here is an easy way to clean out your candle holders and reuse them again.



This is what I started with:
Dirty wax and No wick 



To clean out the ugly wax and make it pretty again I boiled water in my tea kettle and poured it over the wax.   


After about an hour a thin layer of wax floated to the top


I scooped out the first layer and poured more boiling water into the container. 

I repeated this one more time until the final layer of wax came out.
To my surprise, I found the wick!! 


I cleaned the wax that held the wick and lit it. 
 Now I have a pretty vase and I still have the candle.




Comments

Unknown said…
Thanks for the tip! I have several old candle jars that I've saved to try to get the wax out, so this is exactly what I need. :)
That turned out so well! I have a cabinet full of these that I'm going to try this on!
Thanks for sharing!
Karen