Nine ideas for empty candle containers January 07, 2018 00:00
You've burned your fabulous new candle, but, what do you do with the empty tumbler? Good question. The easy answer: don't throw it away! First, you should clean it. Burn it as far as can possibly go. There will be a small amount of wax in the bottom but you'll be able to see the little metal clip that secures the wood wick. Grab a pair of pliers and carefully pull the clip out. Pop the tumbler into the microwave for a minute and pour off the remaining wax into a paper cup. Let the wax in the cup solidify then throw that away. In the meantime, give the tumbler a quick scrub with a sponge and dish soap. Because our candles aren't made with paraffin, they will clean up quickly and easily. That's it! Now, what can you do with your squeaky clean tumbler? Here are nine suggestions:
Drink out of it!
Bourbon, wine or juice, this glass is a perfect size. Over time, you can have a matched set too!
Corral loose change
Save up enough for a night at the movies.
Organize your bathroom counter
Store Q-tips, cotton balls, toothbrushes or toothpaste...
Make a sweet vase
Make use of all the flowers with short stems.
Store paper clips
Organize your desk. Or organize my desk, thank you very much.
Create a mini succulent planter
Put gravel at the bottom so that your plants don't get waterlogged. Or mix in some sand and plant mini cacti.
Hold pens or pencils
More ways to organize your desk...
Create a pretty tablescape
Drop in tea lights from the dollar store to make a quick decoration for a patio table.
If all else fails, recycle it!
Do you have suggestions for other ways to use an empty candle jar? Add them in the comment section!