Remember when I lost my wick? Well you will never believe what I found.
My new thing is to shop on the outside isles of the store – this is where the clearance items are usually placed.
So on one of my trips to TJ Maxx, I found these Yankee Candles and couldn’t figure out why they were in the clearance section. The glass wasn’t broken and they weren’t holiday candles…strange. So I opened them up and here is what I found.
Yep – the wick was gone and wax looked like it had been melted. So I turned it around to see how much these puppies cost and look!
$3.00. I still thought that was too much (of course I did) so when I checked out I asked if they would take less. OK I hardly ever do this at a store but since they were already on clearance what could it hurt? I ended up getting another dollar off so $2.00 a candle – pretty great deal.
I went home, got my pot of boiling water going and had my supplies ready. Now it didn’t even occur to me that the wick wouldn’t need to be replaced. I don’t know why – I guess I just thought I could replace it anyway. After melting the wax the candle had two wicks.
So all I did was take it out of the boiling water, with my gloves of course, and set it on a towel. As the wax started to harden I pulled the wicks straight as they wanted to fall over. I kept doing that every 5-10 minutes until it was completely set. And that was it. New Yankee candles for $2.00! Score!
Pretty cool right? Keep a lookout for these unwanted candles. You can save a ton of money!
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