So, what do you do with the candles when they still have some great-smelling wax still in them, but the wick is too low to light?
Here's what I do. I make a double boiler by placing a pan of water on the stove on medium heat. Then I put the glass candle holder in the water to melt the wax.
Once the wax is melted, I dump it into a small crock pot next to the stove. This pot collects smelly candle-ends. I make sure to strain out the wick and any "ickys" that are floating in the candle. I had mostly red and orange candles, so they even look pretty in the pot.
Now, I take a paper towel and wipe out the remains of the candle jar. See? I've already collected four of these this year. Now... what kind of cool things can I store in these? Hhhhmmm.... I could get thrifty and pour my own candles. Or I could put pretty beads or sewing notions. Or.. playdough? You see how fun this is. Happy Thrifting!