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.