What to do with old candle "Jars"?
New Uses for Candle Jars
Let me start by saying, I love to recycle old stuff for new use, one being the candle jar collections. I am not saying you have to keep every single jar around, good grief that would be ridiculous. But, what I am saying, "is be selective of those canisters you want to keep or utilize". After that suggestion; directs me in describing to you a very helpful technique tip on "Candle Jar Cleaning".
This information will guide you step by step in how to remove the wax and residue from jars. You will visually notice the beginning and end results through my provided photos. I can not express enough really how simple and hassle free this process is.
But, remember only keep the containers that you adore or would love to use as a special gift. For example: perhaps you have a cookie recipe that you want to put in a container for a gift.. This gift container could hold all the dry ingredients needed to make those cookies. The person receiving the gift jar would only have to pour the contains into a bowl, add liquid, mix and bake.The decorated sealed jar would have those special instructions attached to it.
Whatever your preference may be, I'm sure you will be quite amazed and satisfied. I was proud of my accomplishment in the end. Hope you would of enjoy this tip bid.
Jar of Choice
- Step One. Simple place your used candle jar in the freezer. I usually wait till the next day or even sometimes forget them there for weeks.
- Step Two. Remove jar from freezer let sit for 20 minutes then take a dull knife around the edges to loosen up the wax. The wax would of shrunk from the cold to make it easier to use the knife. Be careful when applying the dull knife NOT to break the glass in the process.
- Step Three.The wax comes off and out with not a lot of force. Sometimes at this point, I save the broken wax pieces in a freezer zip lock baggy and place back in freezer for later uses. At this time the choice is yours to keep or trash.
- Step Four. I pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar into the jar(s) and dilute the rest with regular tap water just enough below the rim in case it has a lid. I leave it out on counter over night.
- Step Five. Next day, dump the vinegar and water solution down the sink. I use a scrub sponge with some degreasing dish soap on it and wash the jars out with the scrubber section of the sponge. Rinse Well.
- Step Six. Peel off the label on the side and bottom of the jar/canister. Spray extra vinegar to remove the adhesive to side and bottom. Next, rewash the jar/canister in warm/hot soapy water. Rinse well again.
- Dry your empty canister/jars with paper towels so not to leave water spots.Your done.
This concludes my steps in how to clean your used candle jars..
You can put anything in them or simply create that special gift in need of a jar. Good Luck!