Use these easy-to-follow instructions to turn old goblets and glassware into elegant votives
Step 1. After cleaning the goblets with metal polish and a clean cloth, we followed the directions on the package of Microwaveable Soy Wax for Containers (by Yaley; $6.99 for 1 lb.; from joann.com).
We used two 1-lb. packets for six vessels. Other required materials included newspaper to safeguard our surface, a candy thermometer, and a microwave-safe measuring cup with a spout.
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2. After heating the wax flakes in a microwave-safe container until melted (30 to 60 seconds, depending on the strength of the microwave), we tested the temperature with the thermometer and let the wax cool to 125°.
3. To help keep the Pre-Waxed Medium Bleached Wick with Wick Clip (by Yaley; $2.99 for six; from joann.com) in place ― it falls limp when the wax is poured ― we used wooden skewers and painter’s tape.
Once secured, we poured wax into each vessel to about 1/8 in. below the rim.
4. After about 30 minutes, we poked holes in the hardening wax near the wick to let air escape (the wax will sink a bit).
We then melted the remaining wax and filled the vessels back up to the original fill line.