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"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... Reply To This Comment

LOVE this! Freezing them also seems to work well.

Dwell by Cheryl said... Reply To This Comment

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

April said... Reply To This Comment

Such cool ideas!

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