Do you have a bunch of candle wax laying around? You may be wondering how you can use up all of that candle wax. Believe it or not, but there are lots of e things to do with candle wax & creative things to do with candle wax . If you don’t know about all of these ways, then keep reading!
Two wonderful things about candle wax is that it is inexpensive and easy to come by. You may have leftover birthday candles, or the tiny wax stubs that are left after a taper burns down. Whatever the case may be, the next time you come across some leftover candle wax, don’t pitch it, reuse it!
Did you know that candle wax has many practical uses that can really make your life easier? Who knew? Take a peek below at 10 creative uses for candle wax that you will want to try today. You won’t look at candle wax the same after you read this, and you will surely never throw it away again. Take a look!
Creative Uses for Candle Wax
1. Fix a jammed zipper.
If your coat zipper is sticking and not running right, take a taper candle and rub it against the zipper track and zipper. Wipe clean. Then, give the zipper another chance. Chances are it will slide right along.
I love the fact that candle wax can help to fix a jammed zipper. Zippers can be super frustrating.
2. Fix a dirty lock.
Sometimes the inside of a lock gets gunky, and when it does a key will not fit inside the way it should. The end result is a key that can break or a lock that is useless. Instead, rub wax on the key well and it should slide right in and work.
How cool that you can fix your own dirty lock with something as simple as candle wax.
3. Correct a jammed door.
Yes, you can correct a jammed door with candle wax. To fix a problematic door jam, rub candle wax it.
That should do the trick! Reapply if the jam returns over time. This is a simple solution to an annoying problem! Candle wax isn’t expensive at all.
4. Make camp fire helpers.
If you like to camp but hate getting fires started, try using wax. Melt candle pieces in an old pan. Pour the melted mixture into a cupcake pan (or even egg carton) and stir in shredded paper or dryer lint is my favorite.
Allow the mixture to cool. The next time you need to start a camp fire, just light one of these and toss in! Or if you prefer, your an order some from Amazon that are at least affordable.
5. Make drawer sachets.
Take chips of leftover scented wax and place in a muslin bag. Place the bag in your closets, drawers, or anywhere that needs a little freshness.
While you are in your dresser drawers, you can also apply wax to the edges of any drawers that appear to be sticking! This is an amazing trick, so make sure you check it out.
6. Write mystery messages.
If children take an old chunk of wax and write on paper, they won’t see a message. If they shade over the message with the colored crayon, the message will appear.
Kids love this trick and it is a great rainy day activity! Give this trick a try and let me know what you think.
7. Melt into tarts.
You can melt the old wax bits in an old pan and pour into small shaped candy molds. Take the small formed pieces and place in your tart burners for some instance ambiance and freshness.
How cool is this? You may never need to buy tarts again. When you can’t think of what to do with candle wax, this tip will help you out.
8. Protect your finger nails.
If doing a dirty job, rub some wax on your finger nails. It will give them a protective coating and keep paint, dirt, and other debris from sticking to them. Wax can also give your nails a healthy shine.
This is probably my favorite tip ever. Follow this tip to have super healthy nails.
9. Make new candles.
If you have a great deal of leftover wax, you can always make new candles. Wicks are available at your local craft store, and all you need is an old pan and a glass jar.
Melt down your wax, pour into your glass jar, and add your wick. You can tie the wick to a pencil and hang over the mouth of the jar so it dries in place straight. Pretty easy!
10. Use in place of caulk.
If you have a drafty window, you can always use chunks of wax to fill in the cracks instead of buying caulk to do the job. No more drafty windows!
As you can see, candle wax is great for fixing all sorts of things around the home! A little goes a long way, so be sure you start saving yours from now on. You never know when you will need it for one of these common problems!
Be sure to check out these other great posts from the site while you are here! The uses for candle wax are plentiful, so don’t miss out on using any of these.
Have you ever looked at a birthday candle and wonder what you should be doing with them? It’s easy to throw them away, but I like to try and find alternative ways to use things like leftover birthday candles. Check out these uses for leftover birthday candles. I adore these creative things to do with candle wax!
How to Use Leftover Birthday Candles
How many times do you have leftover birthday candles and you don’t know what to do with them? When you have leftover birthday candles, there is a LOT you can do with them! Keep reading to discover the many different ways you can use those leftover birthday candles. I love this idea for what to do with extra candle wax.
During an emergency
Pack birthday candles with you to use in an emergency setting. You never know when you may need a candle to help light the way! Because of their size, they’re super portable.
Make your own candles
When you have a ton of leftover candles, you can easily make your own candles. Think about it. Melt them all down and then go to town making your own candles and adding your own scent options with essential oils. I think making my own candles is always an awesome thing to do.
There have been many times I’ve wanted to run to the store to get more candles, then I realize I can make my own. It’s pretty amazing! So, if you’re out of candles and don’t want to run to the store, this is the perfect alternative.
Make your own Scentsy warmers
Are you still looking for things to do with candle wax? This has got to be one of the most creative ways I’ve ever seen to use leftover birthday candles for. Using leftovers for in your Scentsy Warmers is actually a smart idea.
I think the part I love most about this idea is that you can re-use a ton and save a lot of money. Unless money grows on trees, you’re probably looking for many ways in which you can
Use again for a birthday cake
Keep in mind, just because you use a candle once, it doesn’t mean you need to throw it away. Keep using those birthday candles until you can’t use them anymore. You will not only be saving money, but the environment. Less is always more!
I would love to hear your tips for using leftover birthday candles. I usually buy a box of birthday candles at the start of the year and then see how long I can use the same box. It becomes a challenge. At the end of the year, I start making my own candles with them and using them around the house for DIY projects!
I hope these uses for leftover birthday candles help give you some ideas. It’s never any fun to throw something like birthday candles away. Make sure you take advantage of these tips! These uses for candle wax are legit and totally worth doing.