As a huge candle fan, I had too many empty candle jars lying around that I didn't know what to do with.Because I couldn't bring myself to throw these jars away, I've found quite a few great ways to reuse them over the years.So if you are affected by this situation, keep reading for some super helpful tips!
Beforehand - Clean your candle jar
Before reusing a jar, it is essential to thoroughly clean the jar of all wax residue to avoid any inconvenience once the candle has completely burned out.To do this, you can start by filling it with hot, soapy water and scraping off the rest of the wax with a brush or a teaspoon.Another way is to place the jar in the freezer for a few hours: the wax will take off more easily.Finally, you can also pour boiling water into the container - the wax will melt and it will float to the top (let the water cool and remove the wax afterwards).
There are many possibilities for using these types of containers in your bathroom.Once clean, our candle jars can make a really cute set for storing bathroom items.You can fill them with cotton pads, cotton swabs or even put your toothbrush in!Lids are also very useful if you need to store a liquid product such as mouthwash or shampoo.
You can also reuse your candle jar as a fancy glass for your favorite drink!Mojito, Old Fashioned, Gin Tonic or Rum & Coke, any cocktail will fit perfectly in these original 8oz glasses.Let's drink to that!
Psssst, click here for our favorite mojito recipe!
Another great way to reuse your old candle containers is to turn them into spice jars.Not only are they really stylish with a minimalist design, but they're also great for storing the spices you use the most in bulk - so you don't run out!
Our classic 8 oz candle jars are also perfect for storing some office essentials such as pencils, tweezers, pens or scissors!It's time to be creative AND organized!
The size of our jars is perfect for storing delicious fruit jams or any other product you would like to prepare for the occasion; apple butter, caramel spread, sauce or even nut butter.BUT because nothing beats a good toast with jam, here is a recipe for our favorite healthy fruit jam;
1 cup of fruit of your choice (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
2 tbsp. tablespoon of sugar
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1.Rinse the berries under cold water.
2.Place the berries and sugar in the food processor and let run until the mash is smooth.
3.Transfer to an airtight saucepan, and add the chia seeds, taking care to mix well.
4.Leave to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
For our plant lovers, you will be delighted to find that your empty candle jar can be used as a new home for some plants!Whether you want to use it for planting buds or just sprouting a new plant, a small specimen will grow easily if you put in some potting soil and water it every now and then!
Finally, if you are not the “green thumb” type, you can use your empty candle containers as a pretty vase for small flowers.Fill the jar with a little water first to make sure they don't get dehydrated.