Since discovering the benefits of a scented candle, I've accumulated quite a few. Many of them come in pretty glass holders and it seems a shame to throw these away when the candle wick is all used up. So I found an easy way to clean them up, removing any leftover wax, so that you can re-use them for whatever you wish! It's really simple, and means that buying a candle also means you get something useful and long lasting afterwards- perfect excuse for buying them?!
When your candle burns out, let the remaining wax completely solidify again, then fill the candle holder with boiling water. Leave for approximately 30 minutes as the wax rises to the top to form a layer floating on the water. When all the wax has moved to the top, you can lift it all out in one big piece (which is really satisfying!). I guess you could probably keep the wax for something- if anyone has any ideas do let me know- but I just throw it away. Dry off the glass and wipe away and residues and then repurpose it however you wish!
Hope that's a useful tip!