I love candles and any excuse to light a few. I love to light candles on rainy evenings and snowy weekends. Just a forecast for snow or a three-day weekend is a reason to strike a match.
But, all these candles mean I had to find a way how to repurpose candle jars.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS?
But first! Where do you love to buy candles? My favorite places to shop for candles are Bath & Body Works and the Capri candles at Anthropologie are a favorite.
And, I can’t walk into a HomeGoods without taking a peek down the candle section. All of these candles have one thing in common: great packaging! The jars are glass and metal which makes them perfect for a repurpose project.
For me, candles are the closest thing to a wood-burning fireplace in a state that has essentially banned wood-burning fireplaces in residential homes (that were not grandfathered)’
I wonder if candle sales are higher in Colorado than in states that allow wood-burning fireplaces.
Candles give many of us a feeling of warmth, home, comfort and peace.
So with almost empty glass jars piling up after the holidays, I figured out how to upcycle candle jars.
HOW TO UPCYCLE CANDLE JARS
STEPS TO REPURPOSE CANDLE JARS
- Freeze the jars
- Remove from freezer and add hot water (not boiling)
- The hot water softens the wax because a knife in one hand and a frozen candle jar in the other could mean trouble
- That’s it. For an entire month, my freezer had a 1/2 dozen candle jars.
Finish with a little soapy water to remove any grime or scorch marks around the rim of the jar.
The results were awesome and all of sudden these beautiful candle jars can be re-purposed for new uses. Stay tuned! Scroll below for a little video!
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