How many times have you seen a bunch of old warped candles sitting on a shelf in a thrift store? After reading this, you’ll be buying up those old warped candles.
What is it about a woman of a certain age?
That age when you lay awake at 2 am every night and can’t fall asleep.
Should I get up? What would I do?
Then the brain starts thinking.
The brain starts scheming.
Chunky Flameless Candles
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Don’t you love all the chunky melty wax flameless candles? Except for the price? How could I do something similar?
Pour melted wax down the sides of my battery candles?
Should I get up now and try?
Then either the calm of having a project planned out in my head or the snoring of the dogs captivate me back to sleep.
Inspired in the middle of the night
The next morning I grab two battery candles and an old wax candle.
Then I scrounge around for an old pan.
This one will do. The handle’s cracked. I think I washed it too many times in the dishwasher. 😏
I tried to chop up the old candle, but it hard to do…
…so I set it directly in the pan and turned the flame on low. Please create at your own expense. Click to read more of my disclaimer.
I moved the candle around the pan until it would lay down in the bottom. Then using a spoon I stirred and flipped the melting candle over. I put a circle of foil just inside the candle tops…in case I missed.
The house smelled great!
When the wax turned clear I removed from the heat and continued to stir. The wax started getting cloudy.
When the wax started getting lumps I spooned the lumps on the candles…
The wax in the pan was now too thick, so returning to low heat it became “pourable” from the spoon. To finish the look I simply pour the wax carefully down the sides.
These are delicate little things. I have to handle carefully but they do look great and the “flame” does show through the extra wax. It’s hard to see in the after pictures but that’s due to my photography skills. I’ll add a nighttime photo…
…during one of the sleepless nights, yawn!!
What do you do when you can’t sleep?
Update to post. I’ve made more!!!!
You can see I’m using them everywhere! Here they are in a spindle chandelier I made from an old broken coffee table leg and a thrift shop chandelier.
If you’re interested in using a candle kit to make your candles these are some great kits.
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