I wonder how many times this one’s been used — so far …
… or else she politely keeps her question and disappointment to herself — when you ruin her favorite heirloom tablecloth.
(Tip: if you don’t own a candle snuffer — yet — you can always use the back of a spoon to press down on the burning wick and extinguish it.)
Finally, unless you use dripless candles (and sometimes even then), wax drips on your candlesticks are inevitable.
Some people run their candlesticks under very hot water to melt the wax, but I find that it leaves a waxy residue on the candlesticks that then has to be cleaned. Instead, I usually prefer to do this: Go with COLD … Put the candlestick in the freezer for a few minutes. When you take it out, the wax will look like this …
… and will pop right off with your fingernail.
A quick buffing with a soft cloth, and your candlestick is clean and ready when you need it again.
What if wax got on your tablecloth, too? You’ll want to work quickly. With the edge of a spoon, gently scrape the wax off of the fabric. As soon as possible, I recommend you treat the stain with Carbona Stain Devils #1. (Might want to have some on hand before the holiday candle burning officially begins … Go HERE to learn more.)
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I hope you have a wonderful weekend.