I had a large candle and when the wick ran out there was a small hole with still a lot of wax around it. So I melted it down to make other little candles. I purchased a wick but am having trouble making it stiff.
This is the procedure I followed:
I poured a little melted wax on the bottom of the glass to fix one end of the wick
with some iron wire I tied the other end to the center of the upper part of the glass, in order to keep it taut
I poured the rest of the wax
The wick has therefore remained perfectly vertical in the center of the wax, but when I light the candle and the top becomes liquid, the wick becomes floppy and falls into the liquid and goes out.
This is the wick I used.
How do you make it stiff like in commercial candles?