Reuse Candle Jars
How to clean out candle jars for reuse: If you get the wax out before the water has completely cooled, do not pour the hot water down the drain. let the water cool overnight, and the next morning, the wax floated to the top and hardened.
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 :-)
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.
Dwell Beautiful shows you how to reuse candle jars and wax to get the most bang for you buck from store bought candles. Learn how to get old wax out of jars
Mix Elmer’s glue with food coloring and paint it on to any glass to make it look like sea glass when dry. In a bowl, you will want to add one teaspoon of glue, three drops of food coloring and 1 1/2 teaspoons of water .. These look really nice with candles, or electric candles, glow sticks ect inside them :) ~Frisky