Continuing with yesterday’s post on how to re-purpose candle jars and soy wax, I wanted to share my DIY three-wick candle pour.
I started with a large Bath and Body Works candle jar (10 cm in diameter). Next, I glued in three wicks – these are HPT 105 wicks which are self-trimming and create a pool with a diameter of 5.24 cm. Combined, they should provide enough heat to melt the full surface of the wax.
To stabilize the wicks, I used sets of two skewers that I taped together for a previous candle making event. I had good luck with two sets as photographed; however, I also tried three sets of stabilizing skewers arranged in a triangle (each over two of the wicks) with great success.
The wicks remained very straight during the cool. After a few hours I did experience some wax cracking – this could have been fixed with a second pour.
And there you have it – a recycled candle made in a re-purposed jar with a little bit of recycled soy wax.