creative uses for old candle jars

Breathe New Life Into Old Candle Jars: Creative Uses and Candle Refills

We all love lighting up a scented candle and filling our homes with delightful fragrances. But what happens when the candle burns out and you're left with leftover wax and an empty jar? In this blog post, we'll explore creative ways to repurpose old candle jars and leftover wax while highlighting Hive To Home Candle Co's eco-friendly refillable candles.

What to Do With Leftover Candle Wax

Instead of throwing away that leftover candle wax, consider these innovative ideas:

  • Create new candles: Melt the leftover wax and pour it into a new container with a fresh wick to create a brand new candle.
  • Wax melts: Melt the wax and pour it into silicone molds to create wax melts for use in a wax warmer.
  • Fire starters: Combine the leftover wax with dryer lint or sawdust in an egg carton or ice cube tray to create handy fire starters for camping or your fireplace.

What to Do With Old Candle Jars

How to Clean Old Candle Jars

Before repurposing old candle jars, you'll want to clean them thoroughly. Here's how:

  1. Heat the jar in the oven at low heat (around 150-200°F) for 10-15 minutes, or until the remaining wax is softened.
  2. Carefully remove the jar from the oven using oven mitts, and use a spoon or butter knife to remove the softened wax.
  3. Wipe the jar clean with a paper towel to remove any residual wax.
  4. Wash the jar with warm, soapy water to remove any remaining residue and let it dry completely.

Alternatively, our Perfect Size Candles are refillable and can be put in the freezer overnight. The leftover wax at the bottom will condense and can be knocked out with a couple taps upside down on the counter or dislodging it with a kitchen utensil.

Creative Uses for Old Candle Jars

With your clean candle jars, the possibilities are endless. Here are some ideas:

  • Planters: Turn your old candle jars into planters for small plants, herbs, or succulents.
  • Storage: Use the jars to store small items like cotton balls, q-tips, or craft supplies.
  • Vases: Fill the jars with water and use them as vases for fresh flowers.
  • Desk organizers: Keep your pens, pencils, and other office supplies neatly organized in repurposed candle jars.
  • Candle holders: Place tea lights or votive candles inside the jars for a cozy ambiance.

Refill Your Old Candle Jars With Hive To Home Candle Co's Refillable Perfect Size Candles

If you'd like to keep your candle forever checkout Hive To Home Candle Co's Refillable Perfect Size Candles. Choose from a variety of scents, all made with beeswax, coconut oil, and phthalate-free fragrance oils. Hive To Home Candle Co focuses on sustainability, eco-friendliness, and activism, making their candles the perfect choice for your repurposed jars.

To refill your old Perfect Size Candle jar, simply purchase a Candle Wax Refill and follow the easy instructions to create your very own eco-friendly and delightful scented candle.

Don't let your old candle jars and wax go to waste – reuse, repurpose, and refill them with Hive To Home Candle Co's eco-friendly candles and enjoy a sustainable, fragrant experience in your home.

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