Sunday Post #21 – Home-made candles

Sunday Post #21.JPGThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This way, I can tell you a little about my week and sum up what happened on the blog and everything else that I find interesting.

This week on the blog

Next week on the blog

  • Confessions of a book blogger #5
  • Review: Shattered by Teri Terry


I made candles! (see picture). They’re made complete from old candle wax (burnt up candles), and I made them in old jam jars. Doesn’t it look pretty? I’m going to try to make more, because it was quite fun to do. Also important: less waste.

There’s really not much more to tell. Nothing happened this week. I’m working my way through a 800 page Stephen King novel, which is why I only finished one book this week.

Next weekend I’ll be at my parents again, celebrating my birthday! Officially that’s not till the 9th of February, but since I won’t be in the Netherlands then. This seems as good a time as any. Very excited for my presents!


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  1. How cool that you made your own candles! I can see how that could be fun. I love candles, but we don’t have many around the house because of the cats. While my older one knows enough to stay away, my younger one would probably knock them all down and start a fire. I hope you have a nice visit with your parents next weekend and a good Birthday celebration. Take care and have a good week!

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    1. Ah yes, that would be a bit tricky. I’m allergic, so no pets for me. That does make it a lot easier (and saver) to burn candles. Though I didn’t realize that until I read your comment.

      Have a great week!


  2. I love the candles Myrthe! I usually have a lot of waste with ones I use as well – the wick burns out leaving lots of wax unmelted. I’m guessing you just melt the wax into the jar you want to fill?

    Thanks for the suggestion and have a great week and enjoy your early birthday celebrations!

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    1. Yes, that happens to me too! So, after a while I decided to save all that wax up and make it into new candles. And yes, I just bought 5 meter of wick from Amazon, use the metal parts from regular tea lights to fix them to the bottom of the jar and remelt the old wax and fill up the jar. It works great!


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