A couple weeks ago I issued a cry for help on Facebook. Somehow one of my lovely (knock-off) Scentsy warmers ended up on the floor (nobody wants to claim responsibility for it, and I can’t say I blame ’em – I was pretty hot to trot when I saw the mess), the result being that my (knock-off) Scentsy candle wax ended up on the carpet. Melted, of course. And the wax was red. Anyway, when I posted about my waxy plight on Facebook, tons of you wrote in with solutions. Thanks so much!
Honestly, I was skeptical when I decided to try this one. It sounded easy – a little too easy, if you catch my drift. But I didn’t figure it could make it worse, and I had everything I needed to give it a go (which apparently is all the criteria I need to try something new: Is it easy? Will it make a mess? Do I already have everything I need? Can I wear yoga pants while I do it?).
Holy cow, friendlies, it worked like a charm. Here’s what I did:
*placed paper bag over dried wax
*turned my iron on hot
*placed iron on paper bag
It took about ten minutes of ironing, and eventually I had to replace the first bag with a fresh one, but I couldn’t be happier with the result! Since the wax was red, I was planning on having to stain-treat the carpet after, but this trick did such a great job, I don’t think it’s going to be necessary!
This is one Happy Hausfrau approved solution.