For years I have been thowing away any votive or tealight holder messed up with melted wax. Then recently, I read that you can clean candle holders by put them in the freezer – the frozen wax contracts and pops off the glass. I ran out to the garage to my thrift store box and found an old wax-filled votive holder. It worked!
I had already given up that melted wax fight and had bought several expensive boxes of tealights from Candlelight (which never drip), but now I think I might pull that bag of cheapy votives from the thrift store box…I love handy tips that work.