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Re-Using Candles

Updated: Aug 27, 2022

Crafting and Recycling. Two great things that go hand and hand. Here are some ideas to make the best of your jars once your candle has had it's final burn.

Soy wax is SUPER easy to remove from materials and surfaces! This means, once your candle is complete, you can simply turn it into another creation.

“The possibilities are endless!”

There are a few ways to remove the wax and the remainder from of the wick. One is to add hot or boiling water to the jar. Once the water cools, the wax should float to the top. As a warning, be sure to use the proper and necessary protection to ensure you do not burn yourself as both the water, wax and jar will be hot. The second and our favorite is almost the opposite. A bit of patience is required. With this option, you will actually freeze your candle. After, you can then add luke warm water to the jar. The wax should then float to the top.


Get Creative


If you're a crafter, these jars are perfect for painting on or even wrapping with twine.



Ideas:

  • Pen holder

  • Tumbler

  • Vase

  • Plant Propagation

  • Coin Jar

  • Toothbrush Holder

  • Soap Dispenser



Get Saucy and Such




I'm sure I'm not the only one who has random jars in their cupboard! If I am well, here's an invitation to join the club. Officially. Hear me out. Once you've removed the candle remnants, soak the jar & lid in warm soapy water for a few. Then wash them by hand. Like REALLY wash them. Then BAAM the possibilities in the kitchen or even bathroom are endless.


Here are a few Ideas:

  • Sauce Jar

  • Cup

  • Utensil Holder

  • Spice Jar

  • Coffee ground holder (used & unused) used coffee grounds are great for plants



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