I love candles, but I hate the pools of spilled wax that I sometimes find left behind on furniture. It's not as hard as you might think to remove the wax...here are a few tips to help:
1. Remove as much of the surface spilled wax as you possibly can. Use something that won't cause further damage to the furniture - something like a plastic spatula with a squared off edge will help you scrape off the wax.
2. Use a soft cloth to remove more of the wax - adding a little furniture wax will help.
Another handy tip - to get old bits of candle wax out of your favorite votive candle holders - just pop it in the freezer! After a few hours, the old bits of wax should pop right out, leaving you with a lovely, fresh candle holder just waiting for a new votive.