Isn’t the tiny angel figurine above adorable? She’s all tarnished and old and I love keeping her that way!
Every year, when I unpack her to display for the holidays, I need to put her candles back into their holders.
The easy way I do this is to:
- melt the bottom of each candle until the wax begins dripping
- allow the wax to drip into each holder
- stick each candle into its holder (and the melted wax)
- hold it in place for a few seconds until the wax cools and dries
You can (and should) gently jiggle each candle to make sure they are secure.
That’s all there is to it!
I know there’s purists out there who probably hate the idea of candle wax stuck inside the candle holders, but since nobody sees those bits, I feel like it’s one of those things I can just not worry about!
Now, I should also note that I never burn these teensy candles. I could, but I don’t.
I have done this technique with larger candlesticks that wouldn’t quite stay put and it has worked well.
Note: If your candlesticks are larger than the candle holder openings: that’s a different problem! This easy trick only works if your candles have some wiggle room in their holders.
Remember to never leave burning candles unattended.
If you have a candle that’s too big, you can use the lighter and melt off some wax around the bottom so it will fit. 🙂
Thanks Jan – I had never tried it personally, so I’m happy to read that it works doing the reverse for candlesticks that are too big!
This is a great idea! I always use little circles of light cloth that I bought at Lenox long ago but they still sometimes shift. Melted wax would hold them firmly in place.
I used those circles too Paula, and tried tin foil and other solutions but none of them stuck, pun intended! 🙂