For those of you who have always wondered how to get melted wax off of clothing, read on. I have first hand knowledge. But of course, it comes along with a story.
At our church on Christmas Eve, we have a candlelight service; a worshipful and enjoyable experience, even thrilling, especially for those tots who love fire...(although, even some young adults have been known to count down the minutes until the service, Mercy...) Upon arrival, everyone is handed a little candle, complete with drip protectors, and warnings from the Pastor to make sure not to tip your candle over as you pass the flame (your neighbor who's candle is yet to be lit should dip there's into your flame). So, after choirs sing and the pastor preaches, the lights are turned off, the flame is passed, everyone is aglow (parents are nervous) and Silent Night is sung.
For my Julia (almost 3) this was a very important experience...she wasn't as interested in touching the flame as blowing it out. Sitting atop my brother's lap, she proceeded to blow out his candle (with huge smiles and laughs). Well, my brother, being the bright one that night, went ahead and (against all quiet and subtle expressions from me), tipped his candle over to re-light it on mine. Hmmm, what happens to melted wax when it is tipped? It spills over, onto my pants...(and vainly enough, I had decided to wear my brand new $10 pants from a store that doesn't sell $10 items). Needless to say, my brother (who is a grown adult) will never live this down...
So how might one solve this problem?
1) Lay a brown paper bag on ironing board
2) Place pant leg, wax side down, onto bag
3) Iron over spot, and literally, wa-lah! The wax is gone!
And, make sure your brother isn't allowed to have a candle next year...