Calling All Anthro Candles Lovers!
Do you ever buy those yummy smelling candles from Anthropologie and then do everything you can to get the most out of it?
You know what I am talking about! You only light it for special occasions and you are super diligent to not let it burn for hours on end.
I mean you just spent $30 on that candle so every minute burning is like liquid gold! But then there comes that sad day when the wick has lived its best life and just has nothing left to give.
But bunched up on sides is SO MUCH yummy smelling wax that is going to be thrown out because you just
My Biggest Pet Peeve!
Ahhhh this absolutely drives me nuts! Last week, I had two candles sitting there waiting for me to either clean out the containers or throw them away and I just couldn’t.
We have been teaching candle making classes here in the studio lately and I just knew that we had to come up with a solution to save this precious smelling wax that was so dang expensive!
So we did and today I am sharing with you a sweet little DIY to give more life to your old Anthro Candles!
The DIY Materials
- Your Old Anthropologie Candle
- A smaller glass container (make sure that you use something that is thick glass to avoid having the hot wax shatter the glass)
- A new wick
- Clothes Pin
- A pair of Scissors
- Two different sizes of saucepans ( make sure that one will fit in the other)
- Access to a stove & water
Beginner! This was a super simple DIY that only took about 20 minutes!
Let’s Get Started!
First things first. Grab your two saucepans and fill both of them with about 3 inches of water. The place your second saucepan into the bottom bath like the image below. Then turn your
Now it’s time to place your Anthropologie candle into the top bath and let it start to heat up!
By having two separate baths heating up your container you will allow the heat to be more gradual so that you won’t burn the wax or the container.
Once the wax begins to melt you can use your clothespin to reach into the jar and scoop out the old wick.
Stir, Stir, and Stir Some More
By now the wax is starting to melt and it smells delicious!! You will notice that as the wax melts, there will be a solid ring of wax that stays hard. I used a wooden stick to GENTLY stir the wax in a circular motion until the ring is completely melted.
Set Up Your New Candle Container
Now it’s time to transfer the melted (hot!) wax to your new container. Before you do that, you need to get your new vessel prepped and ready!
Dip the metal end of your wax into the hot wax to cover it before placing it in the new container. Using your clothespin, thread the wick through the middle and place it over the opening of the container to hold it in place.
Now Pour That Baby!
Now that your wax is melted and your new container is set up, now you can pour your new candle!
Be sure to pour slowly here. By pouring your candle slowly and with a steady hand, you will have a smooth, non-bumpy candle!
Let Your New Candle Dry!
Try not to move your candle for an hour to give it plenty of time to start to set. If you move this too soon, you will cause there to be air bubbles in your candle and this will make it have a weird melting pattern.
Once your candle has dried, you can now trim down your wick to the desired height. I typically trim this down to half the height between the wax and the top of the container.
Enjoy Your Old New Candle!
And that’s it! You now have a “new” anthro candle!! My two candles came out to be approx 8-ounces candle and a 12-ounces which let’s be
Bonus! Now we have a sweet and empty container for another project! Want to create a brand new candle? We have a workshop just for that! Check it out here!