Reusing my tea light tins

A while back I wrote a post about reusing the leftover wax from the tea lights I use in my daily practice. I pondered what to do with the tins from the tea lights since it seemed like a total waste to just throw them out. Scarlet (of Lakefront Pagan Voice) came to the rescue! She pointed me to her video:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZlSDfaSHGk]

Now I have new candles sitting on my alter cooling and I am so excited to use them! I took some photos of my progress today, and thought I would share them. I tried to reuse as many of the clips as possible but… I might just go buy more. It was super frustrating to unbend them. The ones I bought had long wicks and I trimmed them and then used the extra wick with the old clips.

old clips and new wicks
 
after unbending the clip putting a new wick in

re-crimping the clip

I ended up making less than I had because… clips = annoying

Not pretty but I am happy! I got to reuse the tins and I didn’t have to go buy more tea lights!

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