how to prevent candles from dripping
October 19, 2010 12:40pm CST
Did you know that there is a way to make your candles drip less? I'm not talking about buying an expensive candle pillars just to ensure that it won't drip to your table cloth. Read ahead! All you have to do is place your pillar candles (not the candles huh) in the freezer for at least two hours. You only have to do this once (not every time you use your candles) and you will no longer have the drip! I have found, however, that if you freeze your candles, take them out and store them for about a year before you use them, your candle will slightly drip. So, just freeze your candles a day or so before your party, and voila, a beautiful accent with no mess to clean up. Now, if you forgot to freeze your candles and they do drip on your beautiful table, there is a good solution to cleaning up the wax. Take an iron and turn it on the lowest setting. Place wax paper on the candle wax and iron the wax paper. It may take a couple of passes, but your candle wax will begin to stick to your wax paper, releasing the candle wax from your table.