Wednesday, December 05, 2018

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...another non-knitting W.I.P. ...
...then Man had ordered this candle from Amazon...because he loves the piney scent of the Christmas season...
...but sadly...this is what we found when we opened the box...

...now...of course... we could have sent it back...but that's a lot of waste...so I decided to "fix" it instead...
...while I was out shopping Saturday...I stopped into a little antique store that I've visited before...specifically to find some sort of candle holder for this now pile of scented wax...

...and I found this spice jar...
...for 59¢...
...so...when I got home...I simply dumped the lump of wax out of the old broken holder into the new one...being careful not to get any shards of glass mixed in...
...turned the stove to 'melt'...
...and set the new jar into a pan of water...
...notice that the wick stayed there attached to the unbroken bottom of the jar...it has a little bit of sticky-tacky on it...so I saved that too...
...but now...as the wax melted...it doesn't quite fill up the new jar which is a little bit bigger...so I got out some emergency candles...
...and stuck them in the jar to melt along with the scented wax...
...they melted and mixed right in with the scented wax...
...then I pulled out the wicks...
...all melted...
...I set the old wick from the broken jar into the new one...and pressed it onto the bottom with a skewer......and made a little paper brace to hold it upright while the wax cooled...
...and then just set it aside to cool...
...and now the whole house smells like Christmas and we have a somewhat larger balsam scented candle for Christmas...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!...

3 comments:

  1. I love reading about and seeing your photos of how you go about fixing things. You've come up with several creative solutions at various steps along the way to making the new candle. Well done. As for me I'm not sure I've done anything creative the past week as I've been too busy but I need to finish my granny square afghan and get on to my last afghan of the year though I'm no longer racing to do it. I did make a few additional granny squares for another project altogether with some clearance sale yarn that is a bit thicker than what I normally use and also a lot brighter than I normally use, lol.

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  2. Nice work. I love the pine scent too, but we don't have candles on the boat...don't really know why - they'd be safe as long as we didn't use them underway. I hear you're getting snow this weekend!! Have some snow creme for me! Love, K

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