I used votive candles in the middles of the poured candle wax. Using new wicks and only poured wax would have created prettier and seamless candles. When the votives have been melted, I plan to replace the centers with other votives or tealights (again, using what I already have).
I first tried using beakers and boiling water. It worked but it went REALLY slowly.
I then put my craft bowl in a pot with boiling water. This worked much better and quicker.
I used the beakers to scoop the hot wax and pour around the votives.
Did Earth Day inspire any of your projects? Happy crafting!