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You certainly can. You can use just about anything that will stand up to the heat of the wax. With glasses you'll need to make a wick hole through the pillar after it's released from the glass as the top of the glass is the bottom of your pillar. Milk cartons are a good way to start as you can poke a hole in the bottom and thread your primed wick through it. JoJoT makes some stunning "crushed can" candles that you may want to do a search for.

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You certainly can. You can use just about anything that will stand up to the heat of the wax. With glasses you'll need to make a wick hole through the pillar after it's released from the glass as the top of the glass is the bottom of your pillar. Milk cartons are a good way to start as you can poke a hole in the bottom and thread your primed wick through it. JoJoT makes some stunning "crushed can" candles that you may want to do a search for.

not to give away any secrets, but do I use a drill of some sort to make to wick hole?

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not to give away any secrets, but do I use a drill of some sort to make to wick hole?

Hmm, good question. A drill may leave too large a hole. How about a heated skewer? You could even insert the skewer while the wax was still setting up or even before pouring if you could find a way to hold it in place. That's one of the great joys of candle making - finding different ways of doing things - it really stimulates creativity. :D

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You could cut length of straight wire from the bottom of a metal clothes hanger. If you wait until it has started to solidify, it should stay in place. Maybe use a Popsicle stick with a hole in it across the top to keep it from sagging to the side as the wax shrinks. It may not end up perfectly in the middle, but it'd be easier than drilling and the thickness is about the same as a wick pin.

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