‘Don’t waste your leftover candle wax! Make wax melts.’ Woman’s genius hack for the perfect DIY Halloween decoration

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“Don’t waste your leftover candle wax! Make wax melts. I got so many from my burnt-out candles. My name is Kassidy, and newly married. I am a house wife, so I spend lot of time at home and I love for it to smell good at all times. I remember for a long time, I was so frustrated because I had so many expensive candles that had so much leftover wax.

5 candles sitting on kitchen counter that don't have much wax left in them

I was wasting perfectly good wax, throwing them away and not getting the most out of my candle. I always knew I could put it in a melter, but I was trying to figure out a way to get the wax out of the jar and make melts without making a huge mess.

Candle sitting in pot of boiling water on stove
Kassidy Stanley

I saw a lady on YouTube putting her candles in a pot to melt them and I thought, ‘Hey that might work.’ I tried it out and it worked so well I wanted to share it with my friends!

Ice tray in shape of pumpkins filled with melted wax
Kassidy Stanley

Let me give you some tips to make it easier:

  1. When your candle melts use tongs to take the wicks out, so they don’t make your wax black.
  2. Put melted wax into a liquid measuring cup to make it easier to pour.
  3. Put your silicone mold on a baking tray before pouring (I made this mistake).
  4. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden.

The mold is from Walmart and it’s about $5. I’ve been told you can find them at Dollar Tree too!

Candle wax in shape of pumpkin sitting on wax melter
Kassidy Stanley

I want people to take away that you can always use what you have and make something awesome.

Candle wax in shape of pumpkin melting on wax melter
Kassidy Stanley

I think we shouldn’t be wasteful because so many times we throw things away that we can totally reuse for something else. Happy Halloween!”

Pile of candle wax in shape of pumpkin
Kassidy Stanley

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