Monday, December 14, 2009

waste not...

Today, I saved my favourite scented candle.

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A couple of weeks ago I splurged on a L'Occitane Cinnamon/Orange candle. The scent is devine but I was a little bummed when the candle burned out but almost half of the wax was still left! This probably happens because the container is too wide for the wick. Anyway. I removed the remaining wax from the container, broke it in little pieces and removed the old wick. I melted the wax in an old clean tin, removed a wick from a new tea candle (it was exactly the right length), placed it in the middle of my L'Occitane container and then pourred the molten wax back in. Tadaaah! Looks like new.
Sometimes it's the small crafts (if you can call it that) that are the most rewarding.

3 comments:

gracia said...

I like such small scale rewarding crafty tasks too.

Amy said...

I don't know about you, but for me these quickie crafts are great because they actually get done. And in a timely manner. Without interruption! :)

Merry Christmas! And a happy, healthy 2010 :).

Anke said...

@gracia Sometimes one can't believe how rewarding they are compared to the little time it took to make them...with big projects it can be the other way around...does that make any sense at all? :)

@amy I know exactly what you mean...sometimes I find little bags with supplies I bought a while back and can't even remember what they were for! That always shocks me and I then I instantly vow to only a) use what I have for a while b) only buy new supplies if I start the project right away.
I don't know how you get all your projects done - and so perfect I might add - with three kids! You constantly amaze me.

A happy, healthy, wonderful and lovely new year to you, too!!!

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