Candle Drips - Clean Up the Wax!
One year, during our Christmas presentation at church, the kids carrying candles dripped wax all over the place. The pastor's wife asked me to clean what I could off the floor, off the pews, off the kneeling stand, off the tablecloths, off the carpet. As for the floor, I scraped it the same way as I do for the table. She showed me how to get it off the other items, and it works very well.
We got an iron, and lots of stiff paper towels (the ones that are more papery and not the soft, cushiony absorbent ones - similar to a brown paper bag, which should work, as well). I heated the iron to a safe temperature for the area I worked in (higher for the cloths and lower for the carpet and pews - the nylon and synthetic fibers can melt). The trick is to place the towel on top of the wax, then place the iron on top of the paper. It wicks the wax right up into the paper. In most areas I had to do this over and over until no more wax wicked up. Do not use steam. Slick trick! Now I might even try lighting candles in other areas of the house - not so hard to clean anymore! So, candle wax drips can be cleaned up from carpets, upholstery, glass, and other odd surfaces.