About a week ago, I ordered a few Circle E candles from eBay. I’ve written about these before – they are SO good, and make your whole house smell great!
Well I ordered 4 – three came in perfectly beautiful and wonderful
and 1 didn’t.
It was my fault – I was on my way out when I found the package on my front door step, and sat it down too hard when I put it in the house.
Well do you think I’m honestly going to throw out a perfectly good (and perfectly expensive) candle? Umm no!
So I put together either the dumbest or smartest idea I’ve ever had…I haven’t decided which one yet. I had an old Circle E jar…
(I’ll admit, I tried to put it in the microwave first, and it did that weird fireworks thing.)
I melted all of the wax…
…and poured it into my handy dandy leftover Sonic cup!
Voila…clean candle jar.
Cut the wax pieces into chunks
and cut myself in the process (Should have SEEN me trying to take this picture with an SLR camera that required manual focusing).
Put the new chunks in the old jar – you see where this is going…
Put the wicks in…
And thought I was doing pretty well! Until…the wicks decided they wanted to leave me.
Attempt 1 to keep the wicks up – creative, I know. Didn’t work AT ALL.
Attempt 2: So far, it’s working.
And I still have this huge chunk of wax – not totally sure what I’m doing with it, but I’m not throwing it away!
And that, my friends, is how exciting my Saturday afternoon has been. 🙂
Disclaimer – I would never, under any circumstances, try this at home – you could cut yourself. Or burn yourself. Or waste a couple of hours. Not recommended at all.
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