To explain a bit more, we like candles. We use candles almost every day, and that leaves us with a lot of candle ends, drippings and similar waxy non-usefuls.
I used a chopstick to poke the wax bits down and added more wax until it seemed full enough. At that point there was a pool of liquid wax and a wax-burg that was attached to the wick about halfway up. If I'd been a little more on top of my game, I would have made the wick long enough to tie around a pencil or some stick-like device to keep the wick straight. I was not, so instead I brought the jar over to the AC, turned it on high and held the wick straight while it cooled (which took all of a minute).
Ta-da! Practically-instant candle. I'm excited. Now, I just have to wait til tonight to see how well it burns.
I still have designs on making candles and soap from scratch-scratch, but this little project fills my homesteading needs quite nicely for now.