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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Rebatching Old Candles

What is rebatching you say?
It's basically remelting used wax and remaking a candle from it.

I don't know about you but I can't bare to toss away leftover wax from burned out candles ~ fragranced or not. I sort the colors in baggies with the intention of rebatching them into "new" candles. We lose electricity in the winter - sometimes a lot - so candles come in handy and let's face it~ I love candles!

When I came across not one but 2 boxes of all kinds of wax at a yard sale for 10 cents, I couldn't leave it there. These boxes contained huge hunks of plain wax along with votives without wicks, broken tapers, wax pebbles and more.
I still had my drawer of baggies I hadn't gotten around to use,
so in the Marie Kondo world of decluttering the only joy I was going to get was to use this wax up and have some 2 empty drawers.

I used to make scented candles all the time so I know the correct way but I wasn't making pretty candles (that's a whole other post)
 I was making candles for light in case of an electricity outage.
So I was doing it the easy peasy way.

I cut up the wax into small chunks.

I used my electric candle warmer. Placed a small glass jar on top and placed chunks of plain wax inside along with some colored wax for color.

Prep your candle jar with a wick

Go about your business doing your other milion things.
Check back once in a while to see if it's all melted.

When it is pour it in.

You can see the layers building up each time some is poured in.

Add more chunks.

Keep filling until your jar is full.

Out of all my wax I made 18 assorted sizes and colors of candles.
Now that's JOY.

Let there be light!

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  1. That's pretty neat, I may try this with my son this winter.

    1. I'm sure you two will have fun with this. Each layer can be a different color!

  2. That's a good idea. My daughter used to make candles too. so useful!

  3. These would be great to have on hand here for hurricane season! Thanks for sharing with us at the Snickerdoodle Link Party - this will be one of my features this Saturday!

    1. Yes they sure would be handy. Lived in Miami for 5 yrs. could have used these thru all those power outages! Thank you so much for featuring my post this Saturday! You just made my day! ♥

  4. This is such a great way to reuse old candles! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

    1. Thank you and thanks for hosting, dropping by and especially pinning!
      Have a great weekend♥

  5. Loving this idea, I like it much better then mine. Which is to just toss em when they get low! LOL

    1. LOL Yep, they work out great and it's easy to do! Good to see you, how have you been? ♥

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