Ugly old candle, no good for nothing.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Beaches Real Estate Professionals BK 652174

Well not in my house.

Since a lot of people like my Christmas tree stories, I thought I also share my candle story.

You need to know three things about me, (for now before we get into a deeper relationship) I am very creative, I hate to throw things away (people also refer to it as a pack rat) and I love when all colors are nicely coordinated.

So this year my Christmas decoration was supposed to be a mixture of Gold tone, from very light to deep rust golden. It is not only very difficult to find candles in the store that have this color, it is also no fun to go shopping when half of America is out there doing the same.

So, every year after Christmas I throw my left over candles in a huge box and the next year I take them out and make nice fancy nee once in the color that I want, by simply dipping them is wax and maybe spraying some gold glitter on them.

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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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What a great idea!  A nice way to make the ugly candles last a bit longer and recycle them/reuse them!  Great job!

Dec 06, 2008 08:44 AM #1
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Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
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Kristin, and dot forget, it is fun too. Dealing with real estate all day long I need a totally different outlet once in a while, and Christmas is just the best time to do all kinds of things.

 

Dec 06, 2008 08:49 AM #2
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Missy Caulk
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What a fantastic idea. I would like to do that with some of my Yankee Candle that  I can't seem to ever get out of the jar and finish us with. Should I put them in the microwave and melt them?

Dec 06, 2008 09:04 AM #3
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Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
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Hi Anne:

I recycle also, but I re-melt my candles and make new ones.

Not in the microwave, but in a pyrex cup boiling in hot water.

Missy...a friend of mine put her candle in the microwave, but it had the metal fastener for the wick, she started a fire...be careful of the microwave ...

Dec 06, 2008 09:22 AM #4
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Lou Ludwig
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Hi Anne

Great idea and a creative way to recycle old candles, Like it.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Dec 06, 2008 09:28 AM #5
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Thanks, good reminder.

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Anne - written like a true German! We used to make our own tree decorations out of straw too when I lived in Germany! It is all so much more fun !!!

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