Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How to Prevent Your Candles from Leaning


A few weeks ago I picked up some brass candlesticks at a thrift store to use with my holiday decorations.  Only problem was, every candle I tried was smaller than the base causing the candles to lean.

Fast forward to recent trip to Hobby Lobby where I came across this great product for only $1.99.  Candle fitters are made of wax and will mold to easily fit any candle. 

Simply tear off a strip of wax, break it into smaller pieces and wrap it around the candle base.

Problem solved, no more lean




28 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Awesome, Brandi! I'll have to look for those!

Quiana said...

Brilliant! I brought out my candleholders I received as a wedding present 3 years ago for the first time this Thanksgiving and I kept getting annoyed at them falling. I had no idea this existed. Thank you!

Rea T said...

i do not even know that a product like that exists! well of course until i read your post, lol! thanks brandi!

huggies***
rea

Karen said...

You are very wise Grasshopper LOL. I That's a great product. Those leaning candles can be annoying and dangerous. Thanks for the tip.

Darnetha said...

Thanks! I have had the leaning tower of candles before and its annoying trying to get them straight. I will try to find this next time I'm out.

Sherry said...

I really needed to know this! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing! This is awesome. Just the other night I took out our advent wreath, and the new candles lean - drives me nuts! Now I can fix it, and better yet, for CHEAP!! :)

Divine Theatre said...

It beats the heck out of what I do. I usually drip wax into the holder then press the candle into the warm wax. Only problem was that the wax sometimes cools too fast and you have to keep doing it!

Andie

Decora Adora said...

Awesome, Brandi! I'll have to look for those!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

excellent tip- thanks so much.

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Cool! Never heard of this before Brandi.. I assume you find it the candle aisle?

Vicky said...

That's a great product, is awesome.Thank you for coming today to visit!!!
Xx Vicky

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Great tip Brandi! I love that stuff! I've also used Sticky Tack that you can find with the office supplies. They both work about the same.
Debbie

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow. They worked great Brandi! I love the new candlesticks. Nice find!

Have a great day.
Pam

Curtains in My Tree said...


Hi Brandi
Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog post

I need some of that stuff for my candles , they are leaning over LOL

Janice

Alycia Nichols said...

This is a product I had not yet seen! MUCH better than that wax that looks like Vaseline that doesn't really work anyway!!! Great tip!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Brandi

These are awesome.

Vanessa

Mariel said...

Great tip! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Lizzy Do said...

What a great invention! I used to wrap pieces of paper around my candle bases...but that's not so smart when you actually burn them :)

Jenny said...

This is a great product! I didn't even know this exists, I've had this issue with my candles forever! Thanks for sharing, Brandi! I hope you're enjoying a lovely Sunday!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Kelle Dame said...

I hate it when my candles lean! I usually get mad and put them away...but not anymore!
Thanks for sharing this tip!

Cmichellestyles said...

Thank you so much for sharing this because I can NOT STAND when my candles lean!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you for this advice. I have a Christmas candle set that I can never stop from leaning!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow! They work great!

Cristina Garay said...

Awesome! Just what I need, but where to find that wax? I'm going to search!

Pamela said...

How funny :)

I have the *opposite* problem. I find that today's candles are usually too thick at the bottoms for vintage candlesticks and holders, and I end up having to carve the bottoms to fit!

Pamela
PennsvylaniaFrench

the cape on the corner said...

did not know such a thing existed, lol. good to know! happy holidays!

Don said...

I could've really, really used this advice back in the days. Lol. We'd purchase candles and within days they'd all assume the leaning position. Finally, we decided to buy the thicker candles instead.