Make New Layered Candles from Old Candle Wax

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Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

Candles add a unique ambience to any living space, but any candle lover knows there’s often loads of wax that goes to waste.

When the wick burns out, it can be tough to figure out what to do with the wax that remains in your pretty jarred candles other than toss it in the trash, but Love Grows Wild blogger Liz Fourez devised a better solution: Transform all that old wax into new layered candles.

Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

The process may sound a bit tricky, but Fourez makes it look surprisingly easy. All you’ll need is a new set of wicks (which are easy to find at your local crafts store), a saucepan and a burner to get the job done.

Feel free to get creative and mix different scents and waxes to create your candles. For best results, Fourez recommends sticking with complementary scents and colors (think: pale yellow vanilla and warm red cinnamon) for a prettier look and a more pleasant aroma.

Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

Photo: Liz Fourez/Love Grows Wild

Ready to give it a try? Head to Love Grows Wild for step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself.

For even more waste-conscious ways to spruce up your home on the cheap, check out these 10 stunning reuse projects that can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni