DIY: Upcycle Candles

Around Christmas time I showed you how to make this candle using left over candle wax. Another simple way to use left over wax is by creating a layered candle. For the candle below I used left over wax from the following brands: Yankee Candle, Slatkin & Co. and Kohls. The wax was placed in a mason jar (you can use whatever you’d like). IMPORTANT: Be sure to allow the wax to cool completely between layers. 
 Step 1: Melt your left over wax in a pot with water.
Step 2: Dip your wick into the wax and insert it into the bottom center of your jar. Allow to cool completely before you add your first layer of wax. After adding the first layer of wax I used skewers to keep the wick straight.
Step 3: Once cooled pour in your next layer.
Note: I usually do the layers as I finish candles and at the end of the month I have a new candle.
Step 4: Repeat step three until you fill to your desired height.
Note: Leave 3/4 to one inch of space between the wax and the top of the jar. Remember to cut your wick before lighting.


  1. Super cute! You're such a crafty person! I wish I spent more time making things :)

  2. This is so smart - will definitely do this in the future.

    xx Emily

  3. Very smart - I always have just a little bit leftover.

  4. Such a good idea! I am so doing this.

  5. What an awesome idea! I want to try this!

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  6. Such a great idea! I am definitely going to try this :)

  7. i do this as well, and add more scent to it, and sell them. started by people asking me to make them one.