Crock pots have made a comeback. Big in the seventies and eighties, they seemed to disappear for awhile (not literally, but virtually). Now people are going to town, bringing crock pots filled with homemade chili to work for pot luck. Pot luck in a pot! (which is an idea in itself). Imagine a pot luck with only stuff brought in crock pots, enhancing the luck factor of the pot luck immensely, as until you lift the lid, you never know what you're going to get (life is kinda like that..no, wait a minute, that's what a box of chocolates is like).
Okay, so maybe cooking whole meals Huckleberry Finn style in one big pot doesn't appeal to you. Get that damn thing off the shelf (you know you've got one up there somewhere) and put it to good use making candles. Just remember, I'm not responsible for any disaster that results.
And yes, I know the holidays are over for now, but who needs a holiday as an excuse to go crazy with candle making?