Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Upcycled Candle Jar

If you are ridiculously addicted to the candles you buy from Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works like I am, long after the candles are about done, you can save the candle jars and upcycle them for bathroom storage for cotton balls, makeup, etc! Here are the original directions. Genius! I may even use these for my craft supplies.

Materials:
-candle
-butter knife
-olive oil or baby oil
-liquid soap
-rag
-paper towel

1. Place your candle in the freezer for an hour or longer. This will actually cause the wax to shrink slightly so that it will easily come out of the container.

2. Remove candle from the freezer. Use a butter knife to remove the remaining wax. You can save the wax for use in a candle burner later.


3. If any wax remains, pour a little baby oil or olive oil onto a rag, and gently rub it until it comes off. Remove any labels or stickers. This candle had a design on it that was not a label, but some have a sticker that can be peeled off.




4. Rinse the jar out with warm, soapy water.


5. Dry the jar with a paper towel. Fill with cotton balls, nail polish bottles, or whatever you like!




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