Last night, while vacuuming, my sister knocked over a candle that had been burning for about two hours, spilling hot wax all over my velvet ottoman and the carpet. After trying to pick it out for a half an hour she guiltily fessed up and asked for my help. I turned on the iron to about medium heat, I laid sheets of paper over the wax and ironed over it. The paper soaked up the wax - I had to use quite a big stack of paper to get it all - it even cleaned every ounce of wax from the velvet.
Originally published 11.12.2007 - AA