Inexpensive Votive Candles That Are Not Cheap

With the fall and winter holidays fast approaching you may be looking for an inexpensive source for candles to decorate your dinner table or to use as accents in your home.  Votive candles are frequently used to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and we have just the ones you need.  Take a look at our Recycled Votive Candles which are sold at a fraction of the cost of our regular scented votives.  And better yet, until 10/25/2015 we are running a special buy 2 dozen get 1 dozen free sale on this product.

recycled votives

How do we make these votives?

Every day we use our votive molds to manufacture our regular scented votive candles.  During this process wax that runs down the sides of the molds builds up on the table and around the base of the metal votive cups.  Different fragrances and colors are poured into the molds each day based on what we need.  As a result layers of wax in various colors and scents form on around the molds.  When it comes time to clean the candle molds and tables, the wax is scraped off into boxes.  When there is enough of the left over wax we melt it down and pour it back into the votive molds to create our Recycled Votive Candles.

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Why are they such a great price?

The reason that we offer these votive candles cheap is NOT because they are poor quality but because we don’t know what color they finished product will come out or exactly what they will smell like.  When you order our recycled candles you let us know the quantity you would like but the color and fragrance would be a surprise.  Every batch of votives is unique.

Are they any good?

The votives will burn beautifully completely using up all the wax giving you the affect you want.  Each one will last for approximately 15 hours when it is burned in a votive cup that is slightly larger than the candle.  The wider the votive holder, the faster the candle will burn.  The reason for this is that in a wide holder, the wax could flow too far away from the flame causing it to not melt and be used as fuel.

So if you are working on a budget (and who isn’t these days), are not particular to the color or fragrance of the votive candles, head over to uscandleco.com and stock up on these for the holidays.
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Battery Operated LED Candles

battery operated candlesAccording to the National Candle Association, candles are used in 7 out of 10 households in the United States.  Candles are purchased for a number of different reasons including, decorating, ambiance, emergency use, and to freshen the air.  With the advances in technology, battery operated candles are now available that can meet the demand for each of the reasons people purchase candles.

In the beginning candles were usually made out of plastic and didn’t look very realistic.  Now many battery candles are made using real wax so they feel and look just like the real thing.  Early battery powered candles used low watt light bulb to try and replicate the glow from a candle flame.  These primitive designs did not flicker like a real candle flame does.  In addition the color of the light emitted from these bulbs didn’t match the natural glow of candle light.  Also these candles would drain the batteries pretty quickly.

The newer battery candles now use LED’s to give off a realistic flicker and glow simulating natural candle light much better than before.  This means that you can get the ambiance from an LED candle like you would from a real one.  Also because LED bulbs don’t use much energy, the batteries last much longer.  A few of the LED candles will change colors automatically or can be set to a specific color with a remote control if you want something other than the natural yellowish glow.

The battery operated candles now also come in a variety of sizes, colors, and fragrances.  This makes them perfect to decorate with around your home or for events.  Many of the candles are also scented, freshening the air as well as being decorative.

There are many options available when it comes to turning your battery candles on and off.  All of them come with a manual on/off switch, usually on the base of the candle, out of sight.  In addition to that, some also have built in timers remote control candleswhich will turn the candles on and off automatically.  Some of the more advanced battery candles are remote controlled.  Usually 1 remote control can be used for all the candles in your home as long as they are from the same manufacturer.

Battery powered candles also come in a wide range of sizes and shapes from tealights to pillar candles and jars to tapers.  There are unique holiday themed candles like ghosts for Halloween, pumpkins for Thanksgiving, and snowmen for Christmas available too.  The greatest benefit to LED candles is that there is no open flame to watch or worry about.  They can be used safely around kids and pets.

Create Affordable Favors That Look Amazing

votive cup favorsPeople who are looking to get the best quality for the lowest price realize that sometimes it is hard to have both.  If you looking for some  inexpensive decorating ideas for place settings at your dinner table or favors at your wedding, these decorated votive cups will fit the bill.  With a little bit of work you can have 1 of a kind decorations at a very low cost.  The price to put together one of these votive holders is under $2.00 and will be even cheaper if you use flowers or greenery from your garden or yard.

What you need to make favor:

  • straight sided votive cups
  • some ribbon (we used 1 1/2″ wide satin but any kind will do)
  • raffia (twine or string can be used)
  • double stick tape
  • flowers (we used wild flowers on one and a lily on the other but you can use whatever you want, you can also use fake flowers, leaves, berry clusters, etc )
  • votive candles to fill the cups

Step 1: Cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the votive cup and over lap about 1/2″.

Step 2: Stick a small piece of double stick tape to the votive cup right about in the middle.  If you use a thinner ribbon and want it to wrap around near the top or bottom, put the tape on accordingly.

Step 3: Attach one end of the ribbon to the tape, stick a second piece of tape on top and near the end of the ribbon which is now attached to the cup.

Step 4: Wrap the ribbon around the votive cup keeping it as tight and straight as you can.  Press the end of the ribbon down onto the tape to hold it in place.

Step 5: Cut a piece of raffia or twine long enough to wrap around the votive cup 2 times and to tie a bow or knot.

Step 6: Wrap the raffia around the votive cup 2 times (you can do more or less, just cut the length accordingly) and tie in the flowers or greenery you chose for the decorative accent.

I found that with the lily flower, since it had a thicker stalk, it was easier to tie my raffia into a knot then tie the decorative votive cupsflower in with the bit of raffia that was left.  For the wild flowers, the raffia was loose enough that I could slip them in behind the raffia after I had tied it.

If you are making your decorations up pretty long in advance you might want to stick with fake flowers so that they don’t look dead by the time your guests arrive.  Also, very important note… make sure that whatever you use for the accent does not hang down into the votive cup and create a fire hazard when you light the candle inside.

Scented Soy Votives Available in Inserts

We now offer votives in all of our soy fragrances in these polycarbonate inserts.  Why buy candles in inserts?  If you enjoy scraping left over wax out of your candle holders and getting wick tabs out then these are not for you.  However, if you are a candle lover, restaurant, or event planner, you should definitely check these out.  If you burn a lot of votive candles using these votive inserts will save time because they eliminate the wax mess left in your candle holders.  Simply remove the votive candle insert, recycle it, and replace it with a new one.  These plastic inserts will fit into any holders made for a standard size votive candle.  These votive inserts have a flat bottom so they can be used without another candle holder.  Simply set these inserts on a heat resistant surface like a charger or mirror and light it. 

Votive Candle Inserts Eliminate The Mess

New unscented soy votive inserts virtually eliminate the need to clean leftover wax out of your votive holders.  These thick poly carbonate inserts are the same size as a standard votive candle so they will fit in all the same holders.  When the unscented soy candle is used up in the insert, just recycle it.  These votive candles can also be used without a holder because they have a flat base.  Votive candle inserts should be burned on a heat resistant surface so they won’t damage the table tops when the flame gets near the bottom.  They are less expensive than buying a candle and a holder separately so they make ideal wedding decorations for brides on a budget.  These unscented soy candles will burn for 12 hours.  These soy candles are a big benefit to places that burn a lot of candles often like restaurants and places that host banquets or events.  You can save tons of time getting wax residue and wick tabs out of the bottom of your holders by just replacing the insert.

Monogrammed Votive Cups

We added a new product today which is a monogrammed votive cup. You can purchase these cups empty or filled with our unscented soy candle. These new votive cups can be lined up to spell out words or phrases making a nice personalized candle display. Use these monogrammed votive cups for home decorating or to decorate for special events. These votive cups can also be used as wedding favors, bridal shower gifts, at baby showers and many other ways.

Scented Paraffin Votive Candle Sale

It is June already, wow that was fast. We have added a new candle sale to our website for the month of June. Our paraffin wax scented votive candles are 10% off of the regular price of $7.20 per dozen. For this month only get our paraffin wax scented votives at $6.48 per dozen with no limit on the quantity. This sale price is only good on orders placed through http://www.uscandleco.com, not valid on phone orders or orders placed through http://www.keystonecandle.com Take advantage of this sale and save some money for your summer activities.