Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recycled Candle

Every Monday, our local Thrift Store has 25% day. Needless to say, I go to check out any deals. I know that Mother's Day is coming up, so I have been on the look out for items to recycle into other crafts.

I stared out with a glass goblet (for lack of a better term) with a lid ($0.75), a white non-scented pillar candle ($0.75), a nice smelling green and yellow candle ($0.50), and some seashells (had on hand).

I melted the wax of the large white candle and poured it into the goblet, reusing the wick. When it was almost set up, I added the green layer. When it was almost set, I put 4 seashells around the sides. I then added the yellow layer, and then more white on top.

Be sure to almost let you layers set before adding the next layer. For more on candle safety, Click Here.

I also picked up two small pans and a wooden spoon to use making this candle. Make sure that once you melt a candle that is already scented, you declare that pan "candle making only" otherwise your food will take on the taste of the candle.

I am happy with the results. I don't think it looks too bad for my first time making a candle in 20+ years! This is going to be for my step mom for Mother's day, so don't tell!


Crafty Sue said...

Great job Amber!
That's a very nice candle.

Doreen said...

Ooooooh I love your candle, well done Amber, you are so clever, great pictures too ~ tnks for sharing : )