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Simple Ways to Reuse and Repurpose

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Comments (5)
  1. Laura says:

    What great ideas. I like the oatmeal and Pringle can recycling idea.

  2. Rita Wright says:

    So cute! I love the rake rack!!

  3. Kelley says:

    I make candles. DO NOT PUT HOT WAX IN PLASTIC LIDS! This is dangerous; the hot wax/burning wick will melt the plastic, cause a fire and ruin your holder (not to mention, potentially what’s around it). Remember, tea lights come in METAL trays. Some come in acrylic trays, but they are NOT plastic.

    Better: Use 2 small rubber bands, a CLEAN paper or Styrofoam cup (inclusions can be a fire hazard) and a longish wick with a tab on it. Melt your wax. Dip the tab in the melted wax then position that tab in the center of the bottom of the cup. Extend the rubber bands across the diameter of the cup, placing one on each side of the wick so as to hold the wick upright and in the center. Carefully pour the hot melted wax between the rubber band and the cup’s edge. Set this in a warm room (cool places will make it concave) where it will not be disturbed. Once hard and cool, tear cup away. Now you have your own votive.

    I use an old glass candle holder on a candle warmer to melt my wax. I do this for fun at home; I don’t have a commercial business where I have to make 50-100 candles at the same time and they have to be all the same. It takes some time but it’s worth it!

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