Blue Plate Special

April 9th, 2010 in member junk     
SeaGlassLady SeaGlassLady, member
5 users recommend

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
posted in: member junk, candle holder, blue willow

Comments (10)

MakinItHappen writes: This looks fabulous! I love it. Posted: 12:00 pm on April 13th
fellowjunker writes: I love candles in tea cups....this project turned out great!
xojanis Posted: 11:35 am on April 11th
suewhitney writes: Stunning!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:25 am on April 11th
Christina_S writes: Great repurpose, love it! Posted: 12:55 am on April 11th
alicemom writes: Great repurpose and beautifully done!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:02 am on April 11th
ninnarae writes: Very pretty and a great re-use! Posted: 9:13 pm on April 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great reuse and looks so pretty too!
Candy Posted: 11:01 am on April 10th
shabbychick writes: Beautiful - and what a great way to re-use "used" candles!

Kathy Posted: 8:19 am on April 10th
Prior writes: The colors are awesome and good to the last Drop! Lezlee Posted: 6:11 pm on April 9th
RustyDiva writes: I love that you use every last drop! Looks very nice combined with your glass. Posted: 3:31 pm on April 9th
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