If you're looking for an easy way to make candles or a great homemade gift to give this Christmas, this tutorial will show you how to use a crock pot to make candle-creation a snap.
If you've ever made candles before, you know what a pain dealing with the wax can be. The double boiling, the pouring, and other be-careful-now steps led Sayward Rebhal, the woman behind home-centric blog Bonzai Aphrodite, to come up with a no-mess method using a crock pot.
The no-mess part comes from using the crock pot in place of a double boiler and constructing the entire candle in the crock pot itself. The trick is to shred your wax, fill the containers you'll be using for your candles, and then put them in the crock pot with just enough water to partially submerge the containers. After you leave it on a low heat for awhile, your wax will be perfectly melted and ready for you to add colours, scents and the wick.
Check out the full article at Bonzai Aphrodite for tips, tricks and step-by-step photos. Have your own clever reuse idea or DIY project for great homemade gifts? Let's hear about it in the comments.