Blue Plate SpecialApril 9th, 2010 in member junk
I love my jar candles, but hate that safety precautions demand that they be discarded when the wax is still 1/2 inch from the bottom of the jar...enough wax to make a smaller candle from it. I have always loved this vintage coffee mug, but I don't drink coffee. So...I put the used candle jar in a pot of boiling hot water to melt the wax, placed a wick in the center of the coffee mug, and then poured the melted wax into the mug. (The wicks can be purchased at any craft store.) It's important to add the wax in steps, allowing it to harden between pourings to avoid having a huge valley in the center, once it hardens completely! I put the candle on a blue plate and added white and cobalt blue plus pottery shard sea glass to dress it up a bit.
Pattern or design used: My own design
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