Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday: How Do You Clean Candle Holders?

Very fitting For April Fool's day, today's Works For Me Wednesday is the Backwards Edition! I get to ask you a question and learn from all your wisdom!

My dilemma today is...

"How do you clean all the wax out of candle holders and jars?"

Please do share!

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6 comments:

Kim said...

Soak in hot water and then pick out with a knife if necessary.

Maria D. said...

I've heard that sticking them in the freezer for a while will do the trick! Making the wax shrink=easier removal, I guess.

Stephanie said...

Definitely put in the freezer. Works great, I do it all the time. The wax will harden and you can pop it right out or even dig it out a little with a butter knife! Good luck!

Kathryn said...

I preheat the oven to 170 or so, and set the candlesticks and holders on a foil covered cookie sheet. Then I just use a paper towel to wipe out the melted wax.

thehomespunheart said...

I have done both freezer and oven - freezer is fast and very easy! I'd recommend this way!!

If it is an odd shape that won't fit through the top even when frozen (like a canning jar) then I'd use the oven method.

Carrie said...

I have a steamer that I use and it works great. Just hold to steam and it remelts the wax and just wipe it up with paper towel.