DIY: How to reuse old candle jars
I have a major obsession with candles.
If you walk into my house at any given time, you’ll probably find one burning somewhere.
I try to burn soy candles as much as possible because they aren’t as toxic, but my major weakness is buying seasonal candles from Bath & Body Works.
Because of my candle lighting addiction, I tend to go through them like water. In the not so distant past, I’d simply toss out the jars when the candles were done for good.
And then I realized that I could couple my love for candles with my love for organizing by emptying out my old candle jars to make storage containers.
It’s super easy, and I’m going to explain how you can do it too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Any sized jar candle (with or without a lid)
- A butter knife or any other dull knife
- Dish soap
- A sink with running water
- Dish towel
Step One: Burn your favorite candle all the way down. Well, it doesn’t have to be your favorite. Any candle will do.
Step Two: Stick the candle in the freezer for about 24 hours.
Step Three: Break the wax apart with a knife. It should break very easily.
Step Four: Discard the chunks of wax along with the wick.
Step Five: Sponge clean the jar using dish soap and warm water.
Step Six: Peel any stickers or labels off the jar, and wipe off any residue with the sponge.
Step Seven: Wipe the jar off until it’s dry.
Step Eight: Fill the jar with anything you’d like!
You can also use your clean jar as a:
- Makeup brush holder
- Jar for wrapped candy
- Jewelry container (small jars work great for rings and earrings)
- Container for nail polish
- Container for office supplies
Do you have a favorite scented candle?
How would you use the empty jars?
Have a great day!