I love these big chunky jars of candle fabulousness, wafting beautiful aromas of vanilla/ cinnamon/ lavender/ whatever about my home.
I love them right up to the point that I realise they are burning a neat column down the middle, and leaving a load of wax to waste around the outsides.
That is when I take my knife to the wax, gouging as much of it out onto newspaper as I possibly can (careful of your hands kids).
Then I add some of the wax from my stash, (yes I have a stash of wax, so what), and heat it gently in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
I fasten a new wick into a wick holder, and balance this in the jar by way of a pen (see, I'm all professional me).
Then when my wax is all liquid I use a dedicated ladle to refill my candle jar, leaving it to set overnight (because that much wax takes a long time to set) and then starting the process of burning that column down the middle all over again.
I'm linking this post up with darling Lakota's Ta-dah Tuesday. *Mwah*