So today as the last of my diamond candle filled my house with the sweet smells of gingerbread latte I got to staring at the jar, and thinking that is a really nice jar. I bet I could use that.. So I melted the rest of the candle, poured the last bit of wax into my wax jar and got to work.
Step one clean out the jar.
If there is wax left in your candle you have three options, continue to burn it until all is gone, scrape it out, or melt it and pour it into another container. I chose option three. I have an old jar from a three wick candle that I use for candle wax. When the candle is getting down to the point where it barely burns or does not burn at all either toss the chunks of wax into my jar or melt it and pour it in. Then I stick this jar on a warmer and it melts and I get yummy scents all over again. Right now there is a mix of Gingerbread Latte, and Holiday Spices in there it makes my house smell delish!
One you have gotten rid of as much wax as you can (and after the jar cools if you heated it) remove the base of the wick and scrub it clean.
Now remove the label if there is one. I love Goo Be Gone for this, if its plastic I take off the lable and spray it to get off the residue, it its paper I let the goo be gone soak on the label and then scrape it gone.
Once the lable is removed clean it the rest of the way and let it dry, make sure it is dried thoroughly cause if you use it for storing stuff you don’t want extra moisture.
Now the fun part what are you going to do with it?
use it to store sauce packs from resturaunts, or salt packets like I did.
If it is big enough fill it with a pack or two of coco, a plastic spoon, and a candy cane, tie it with a bow and give it as a gift to someone.
Use it to hold utensils (no lid needed for that option)
use it to hold crayons for the kids (I advice this for older kids only who know to be careful with glass)
use it to hold button, thread or other sewing stuff
reuse it for candles
the list could go on and on.
Me? I used it to hold my salt and pepper packs that we’ve gotten from fast food places.
Reduce Reuse Recycle, it saves you money, and its fun!