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How To Remove Candle Wax From Glass Containers

March 29, 2015

Hi friends

This pretty hand painted candle holder is a Tracy Potter 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.

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  1. 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. :)

  2. That turned out so well! I have a cabinet full of these that I'm going to try this on!
    Thanks for sharing!


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