If you burn candles in your home—especially around the holidays—keep in mind these household candle tips and everyday uses for candle wax.
Candles and Candle Wax
To get candle wax out of cloth, use the dull edge of a knife to scrape off as much wax as possible. Place several paper towels on both sides of the fabric and iron on a low setting. Change the towels often as the wax is absorbed into them.
Place your candles in the freezer overnight to prevent them from dripping. They will also burn longer.
To make a candle fit snugly into its holder, pour hot water into the candle bowl, let it heat up a bit, and then pour the water out and stick the candle in immediately.
Rub candle wax on wooden drawers to make them open with ease.
Saw teeth rubbed with a candle will cut wood more easily, and the candle wax will protect the blade from rusting.
Before the first snowstorm, rub your shovel with an old candle stub and the snow will easily slide off.
To predict the weather, just blow out a lit candle. If the wick smolders for longer than usual, rain is on the way. If the wick goes out quickly, look for fair weather.
One way to add a homemade touch to your holiday table without a lot of expense is to make a festive Candle Decoration.