How To: Remove old candle wax from glass

Remove old candle wax from glass

Has your candle melted down and left wax all over your pretty glass holder? Look no further, this video has all the tips you need to get that ugly wax off of your nice votive or glass tabletop.
You Will Need:
* Water
* Dish soap
* A butter knife or spoon
* A baking sheet
* A freezer
* Dishwasher

Step 1: Add water
Add ½ inch of water to a votive candleholder before inserting the candle. When the candle burns down, the wax will pop out easily.

Step 2: Soak in hot water
Soak glass candle holders in hot, soapy water for a few minutes. This will soften the wax so that you can scrape it out with a butter knife or a spoon.
Cover the knife or spoon with a cloth so you don't scratch the finish on your candleholder.

Step 3: Freeze
Place your candleholder on a baking sheet and leave it in the freezer overnight.

Step 4: Take out of the freezer and remove wax
Take the candleholder out of the freezer and gently tap the glass with your fingers until the wax loosens enough to remove.

Step 5: Wash
Wash the candleholder in hot, soapy water or run it through the dishwasher if it is dishwasher-safe.
Don't expose the glass to heat after it comes out of the freezer. The glass will break. Allow it to warm to room temperature.

Step 6: Enjoy
Enjoy your candleholder, which will look brand new the next time you use it.

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