First, I want to say I'm not an expert or even an amateur candle maker. I have not made candles since I was a kid making sand candles at summer camp. But  while on a quest to clean out and use up what I have, I came across a bunch of partially used candles that were no longer very... attractive. Rather than pitch them, I decided to recycle them into new prettier candles that smell good. Also in the spirit of using what I have, instead of buying wicks w/ the little metal discs I decided to try using some cotton string and pop tabs. With a little trial and error  I declare the experiment a success! 

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You probably have all or most of what you need:

Pop tab
Some sort of stick (to hold the wick upright while waiting for wax to harden)
Old candles
Some cotton string
Something to mold the candle in (jar, bowl, old Pringles can, etc.)
Scissors to cut wick

Optional supplies not pictured:
Crayons (for color)
Scented oils

<p>i made a couple in mason jars/recycled glass jars. i wish i had thought of the Pop Tab Thing. So clever</p>
<p>now i can give handmade candles for xmas! thanks for such an easy instructable.</p>
I like this no fuss method. I have a few 'ugly' candle around and I DO like candles a lot .so I will be trying your method for sure/* thanks **
Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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