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Candle Jar Reuse

How to get wax out of old candles to reuse containers. I will be so glad I pinned this!!

  • Charles Flinn

    I have also put my jars in the freezer. After a few hours you can take a knife and the wax will split into chunks. You can then just pour them out of the jar.

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Happy-Go-Lucky: Easy Candle Upcycle/ I did this the past 3 days and love the stripes :) be sure to buy wicks, I couldn't find any at the store I was at so I used a taper one in each. Huge mistake. They melted faster then the original wax. Goodbye ugly half burned candles tho...great fun. Oh and I used crayons to change the plain white and yellow to pretty colors :-)

  • Laurie Strand

    Done this 5x this past week..I didn't read the previous comment tho darn it as I too used tapers. Hard to find wicks. I am now trying good strong string. Still melting and making layers ones, so cute. Watch out for soy vs reg waxes. They burn differently

You know all those pretty candle jars that you don't want to throw out? This is how to clean them so that you can reuse them for anything you want :)

how to get old candles out of glass jars - pour boiling water into the jars allowing the candle to melt. Let sit overnight to allow the water to cool. Candle will solidify at the top and allow you to break in half to pull out. Scrub with a soft Brillo pad to get any remnants off the jar.

  • Subia Johri

    Just tried it and it works like magic! I didn't wait until morning to remove either; just 15 mins later.

  • Jodie Shah

    Just tried this! Works great if you add a bit of dish soap to the water when you pour it in. Swish it around a bit. I lifted out the wax when the water was still warm and it worked beautifully!! Easiest wax removal I have EVER done!!

  • Julia Zuniga Romero

    Put in freezer...freeze & break out.

Reuse your Bath & Body Works candle jar! Great idea for my teen!! Mandy Len See told you the nail polishes fit in there

Living Room Christmas Decorations- would like to do for those used Yankee Candle jars....perfect reuse and recycle

get old bits of candle out of container - boil water, pour into jar/container, let cool COMPLETELY (this is key), the wax will loosen from the sides and you can take it right out. Don't pour water down drain - it has wax in it!

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  • Jesuckah

    I made this Allison. Can you check mine out on my Stuff I made board? Thanks!

  • Neha Naidu

    Jessica Ando this is the complete look that I was telling you about :D

Matchstick Mason Jars with Striking Lid...so cute to give with a little candle.

Reuse candle jars // To make a makeup brush holder, just use coloured sand or pebbles (the smaller the better as it will be easier to place brushes into) and fill up the jar. Probably could use epsom salts too.

Reuse your candles and make new scent cubes- I am going to try a baster instead of a ladle to fill the ice cub trays.

Removing candle wax. Once you're done with the candle jar, it'll have a little bit of candle left. Put the jar inside your freezer. Let it sit for at least an hour.

Recycling Candle Jar Tops....I never know what to do with them.....here are some ideas that might get you to thinking of other ways to reuse them.

Organizing My Life: Reclaiming Candle Jars! - Check out my new blog entry about cleaning out candle jars and reusing them!

  • Dee Olsen

    I am going to try this. I have at least three empty jars that I have been saving to re-use.

  • Corrie Jeffords

    A dryer sheet works great to scrub the jar

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To reuse your pretty jars, try this trick! You can get rid of the wax completely in three easy steps.

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FRAGRANT COMBINATIONS: 1. Orange, Cinnamon & Spice. 2. Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla. 3. Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla. 4. Orange, Ginger, & Almond. 5. Pine, Bay Leaves, & Nutmeg. Add water and simmer in a candle warmer, or an open pot on the stove. Scented waters may be refrigerated between uses. Reuse for 2-3 days, or as long as they still have a pleasant fragrance.

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