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jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:10:12

I have promised to lend a friend all of the hurricane vases I bought and used for my wedding, for her wedding in a few weeks time.

We have been using the vases as candle holders, and some have a lot of wax in the bottom, I'm talking whole melted pillar candles!

How do I go about getting this wax out?

Thanks in advance.

hollyisalovelyname Wed 24-Jun-15 10:21:39


jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:29:43

Thanks for bumping! Someone must know the answer!

cozietoesie Wed 24-Jun-15 10:43:21

What are the bases made of?

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Wed 24-Jun-15 10:45:48

Are you able to put them in the freezer? It's really easy to get frozen wax off things.

jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:45:59


I should have said that they are straight hurricane vases, with a fairly chunky bit of glass at the bottom.

LuisSuarezTeeth Wed 24-Jun-15 10:46:34

Stand them in hot water, the wax will loosen and you can tip it out

jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:47:30

Maybe they'll fit in the freezer, but the wax totally fills the bottom of the vase if you see what I mean. Like it melted, set, and now sits in the entire base. About an inch or two of it!

jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:47:54

I'll try the hot water first!

NetballHoop Wed 24-Jun-15 10:50:00

It probably depends on how thick the glass is. This website suggests either freezing them or filling with boiling water:

jugglingmonkey Wed 24-Jun-15 10:58:57


I took two off the mantelpiece to try the hot water, the wax just tipped out on its own!

Thanks for the tips though, shall use them for any stubborn waxy bits!

hollyisalovelyname Wed 24-Jun-15 11:22:16

Thank you. The hot water worked for me.

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