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What To Do When the Candle Is Gone?

Updated on January 16, 2016
Captured fairy
Captured fairy
paper lace, ribbon, trim, filigree mount, cabochon
paper lace, ribbon, trim, filigree mount, cabochon
Paper lace, pin, ribbon, dangle
Paper lace, pin, ribbon, dangle
Vintage paper, ribbon, key and dangle
Vintage paper, ribbon, key and dangle
Vintage clip on earring, ribbon, string of pearls, tag, sheet music
Vintage clip on earring, ribbon, string of pearls, tag, sheet music
 Earring, string of pearls and paper lace
Earring, string of pearls and paper lace
Vintage Brooches
Vintage Brooches

Don't Toss Those Empties

What to do with all those empty candle jars? Whether they are large with lids or small Glade style.... reuse! But how do you clean the remnants of candle wax from inside? Stick them in the freezer for a few hours (I usually forget mine overnight). Use a spoon or dull knife to scrape the frozen wax out. It usually comes out pretty clean. Then run them through the dishwasher to finish cleaning them up.

Large lidded ones are easy to repurpose. They are great for use as canisters to hold just about anything. They're tight sealing lids are great for keeping items clean and dry. Or maybe even capture a fairy‚ô•

What I like to do with the smaller ones is decorate them and reuse. You can embellish them in a number of ways to suit your style or some one elses...perfect little remembrance gifts! There are a few examples to the right to show you what I've done in the past. As you can see I've used what I've have on hand, no need to purchase any special items, unless you want to. Your hot glue gun or any adhesive you have on hand will do to attach your embellishments to the glass candle holder.

Some of the materials I've used: vintage music pages, ribbon, old jewelry, keys, whatever suited my fancy at the time. Add a tea light or votive and your ready to go.

Very easy, unique and special because they are made by you!


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