Have you burned the last bit of wax in your favorite candle? No need to worry! We have some inspiration to share on how you can make use of your old candle jars. Repurposing is not only a great way to reuse your candle jar, but it can also become your new makeup brush holder, pencil holder, or a fresh pot for your favorite plant!
Place your candle in the freezer for a few hours or until it is frozen. Use a knife to carve out remaining wax. Use a paper towel with warm to hot water to wipe out leftover wax from the jar.
If you have multiple jars you would like to repurpose, then this method is fast and easy! Carve out as much wax as you can using a knife. Heat your oven to 180 degrees (or the lowest temperature setting on your oven), and place a double layer of tinfoil on a baking pan. Place the candles upside down on the baking pan and let them heat in the oven for 15 minutes. The wax will drain out onto the tinfoil, making it easy to discard the wax. Carefully grab the warm jar with a towel and wipe away any wax residue with a paper towel. Allow the jars to cool down then clean them out with soap and hot water.
If you are having a hard time getting the wax out of your candle jar, then this method will work best for you! Boil water and gently stir the boiling water into your jar with the wax. Stir the boiling water in the wax until the wax has melted from the sides of the jar. Allow the water to cool, throw out the wax, and drain the leftover water. Finish off by washing the jar with warm to hot water and soap.
Now that you've got a clean, beautiful jar, here are some of our favorite ways to repurpose:
- A home for your favorite indoor plant
- Storage for pens, pencils, art materials, etc.
- On your vanity for makeup brushes, cotton balls, cotton swabs
- A candy bowl on your countertop or coffee table
- A festive vase for fresh cut flowers or ferns
- A piggy bank to save up coins