How To | Fix A Tunneling Candle
In my recent post about revision I mentioned I was burning a new candle I had forgotten about (Sun & Sand by Yankee Candle) and unfortunately in between revising and revision breaks I wasn't paying much attention to how my candle was burning and it started to tunnel. This meant I wasn't going to get the most out of my candle, however I soon fixed it using one simple household product - tin foil!
- Cut one strip of tin foil. It doesn't need to be neat or fancy just some tin foil from your cupboard.
- Fold it in half and then half again if you're doing this on a sampler size candle like I am, or if you're doing this to a jar you may only need to fold it once.
- Then wrap it around the outside of the candle jar/candle holder tightly
- Finally, fold the top of the tin foil over the top of the candle jar/candle holder so it stays put
In the end your candle may look a little something like this. It doesn't look as pretty as it did originally, however this will save your candle and restore it to how it should be burning.
After a couple of hours my candle was almost perfect again, apart from one little bit of wax on the side, but it's a complete transformation compared to how it looked before.
This is the final result. I started burning it again, and it burnt well.
Using tin foil is such an easy way to fix tunneling candles, and I will admit I was skeptical beforehand but I'm glad I did it!
What's your favourite candle?