I love candles, and although I’m not a candle hoarder or anything, I will get a set if they’re a good price and I’m running low. I also really love glassware. It’s clean, classy, never goes out of style, always matches everything…it’s pure love. Instead of buying glass containers to organize things, which can be pricey, I started re-purposing my empty candle jars to organize some items around my house, for instance;
- Binder Clips
- Hair clips
I know there are several methods out there, but my trusted method is the freezer. Here’s what you do:
Likely, there will be a little candle wax at the bottom of any jar.
It’s been shared with me that almost any oil will work to remove sticky residues. I have always used GooGone so it’s my go-to. If you have baby oil, vegetable oil, or vinegar, feel free to try those too.
Awesome! You can do this with any sized candle jar, obviously, just as long as it fits inside your freezer. But hey, if you’re from the NorthEast like we are, and have an XXXXL candle that just won’t fit into any freezer-take advantage of our lovely frigid winters and let the outdoors do the work for you.
I hope this helps and inspires you to find creative ways to reuse your candle jars. I’d love to hear what you do with them so feel free to share!