"Repurposed Candle Jars"

 
If you're like me, you enjoy the scent and warm glow of a scented candle in your home.  I have them in almost every room.  Nothing says welcome home like a yummy candle burning.
 

 
 
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But because I like candles so very much, I'm often left with candle jars with a smidgen of wax remaining in them.  For years I've just tossed them away.  Sure, I may have thought, "I should collect this leftover wax, buy some extra wicks and make a new candle."  But really, was I ever going to actually do that?  Not likely.  Then one day while reading one of my favorite blogs, I was inspired to reuse the containers.  We know how much I love gardening and cut flowers, these candle jars would make great vessels for my backyard blooms!


It's super easy too! 

1.  Place the candle jar into a pot of water.
 

2.  Bring water to a boil.  The remaining candle wax will melt and can easily be discarded in the trash can.  (Note:  Do NOT microwave, as the wick bases are metal)
 


3.  Remove the wax residue with a Brillo pad and wipe clean.  A run though the dishwasher leaves the jar gleaming.



4.  Fill the jar with your favorite flowers.  

 

 
 
Candles come in varying sizes and I've found uses for all of them. 
 

3 Comments - Click here to join the conversation!:

Jennifer {Pure & Simple Organizing} said...

LOVE this! Freezing them also seems to work well.

Cheryl Luckett said...

Thanks Jennifer. So simple. Should've thought of it long ago.

April said...

Such cool ideas!

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