Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wax On, Wax Off

How do you get candle wax off of leather shoes and denim pants? We had an outdoor party on our street last weekend and it ran quite late, so everyone ran inside to get candles so we could relive our Girl and Boy Scouts days (I did it so I could pretend that I was Laura Ingalls, lost in the Big Slough), and my neighbor dropped a glass votive on our driveway at my husband's feet.

Thank god he wasn't wearing shorts and sandals, eh? Free wax job.


Blogger Life in a tiki hut said...

put them in the freezer. you should be able to scrape it off after its been in there a while

6:46 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I concur with Tiki.

9:23 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Somehow I'd imagine it would peel off the leather, but since that's just how I imagine it, you know how that could go. lol

I've never done the freezer thing, but, sure, I'll go along with that!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

try ice. When you get the chunks off of the pants, use a slightly warm iron to get rid of the rest. Make sure you put a brown paper bag on the opposite side of the fabric to soak up the melted wax.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

You guys rock. I'll let you know how it goes.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I know the freezer works for stuck on gum. But I've never had a wax issue...so good luck! I hope whatever strategy you use works. :)

Sounds like a fun party. I would love to do that sort of thing in my neighborhood, but I keep stalling. I should just go for it.

12:44 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

freezer. or ice.

6:15 PM  

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