For my celebrity couples birthday party I borrowed a bunch of linens from my friend who is a fabulous even coordinator. The silver linens were gorgeous and shimmered beautifully in the candle light. The only problem was that some of the candle wax spilled and dripped onto the linens leaving them to look like this.
Yikes! When I saw this I thought, “she’s going to KILL me!” Fortunately my husband is also very good with random cleaning tips and he had a great solution for how to get the wax off. So today I’m sharing our super easy tip from how to remove wax from fabric.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Plug in the iron and let it heat up. While it’s getting hot, lay the fabric over the ironing board.
Cover the soiled fabric with an old towel. A rag would work too but you want to make sure it’s thick enough to get hot and not burn the fabric.
Once the iron is hot, “iron” the towel. You want to move the iron slowly over the towel so that the heat has enough time to melt the wax, and the towel has time to absorb it.
Continue to check under the towel to make sure you got all the wax up.
After the wax is off the fabric, toss the old towel and wash the linens like normal. When you are finished the linens will look as good as new and no one will ever know about the accident! Unless of course you write a blog post about it and tell the whole world. 🙂
This trick also works on carpet and other types of flooring, if you have candles that accidentally drip on the floor.
Here’s a video tutorial I did, in case that’s easier to follow. 🙂