Easily Re-Purpose Old Candle Jars

June 1, 2020Lauren

Simple steps to easily re-purpose your old candle jars into the most elegant flower vases! Perfect for table settings, home decor, and gifting!

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Easily Re-Purpose Old Candle Jars

When my friends at Yankee Candle asked me about creating content focused on re-purposing old candle jars I was instantaneously excited! Re-purposing old candle jars has always been something that I thought would be fun to do, but never got around to doing it. In all honesty, there are some DIY projects that intimidate me and cleaning out old candle jars happened to be one of them!

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this could be done with no mess and only one minute of hands on time – YES!! As long as your candle is the same size from top to bottom, like the ones pictured, this method will work for you.

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What You Will Need

  • Old candle jars – My favorite candle to buy for our home is without hesitation the Yankee Candle Large 2-Wick Tumbler. I love how the jar design of these candles is minimal and sleek, making it the perfect size floral arrangements! 
  • A freezer – The key piece! 
  • A thin tool – A butter knife or even skewer stick will do. 
  • Adhesive Remover – This is to remove any unwanted labels or stickers, but want to know something life changing? The labels on Yankee Candle’s tumblers are made to peel right off with no residue. I didn’t have to use an adhesive remover on a single one of these!
  • Soap & Water

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Easy Steps To Re-Purpose Your Candle Jars

I tested this method out on multiple levels of remaining wax (one inch, three inches, and five inches) and all came out seamlessly!

  1. Gather the candle jars that you want to re-purpose. 
  2. Remove lids and place into freezer. 
  3. Leave in freezer for at least 2 hours – I prefer overnight. 
  4. Remove from freezer and slide a thin tool such as a butter knife or skewer stick between the wax and the glass and wiggle just a few seconds.
  5. Turn candle upside down and pop wax out! 
  6. Scrape off any wax that may have stuck to the sides of the jar and wash with soap and water. 

 

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Other Ways To Use Candle Jars

You can use re-purposed candle jars in so many different ways. I fell in love with the way that mine turned out as floral vases! So much so that my next upcycling project is to create an herb garden with multiple sized Yankee Candle tumblers!

  • Hold makeup brushes
  • Hold desk items such as pens or paperclips
  • Planting flowers, herbs, or succulents

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A special thank you to Yankee Candle for making this post possible! I could not be more thrilled to be considered a Yankee Candle Ambassador for 2020! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make Going For Grace possible! 

*Yankee Candle does not have a recommended method for removing wax.

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From Candle Jar to Flower Vase

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Simple steps to easily re-purpose your old candle jars into the most elegant flower vases! Perfect for table settings, home decor, and gifting!

Prep Time 1 minute
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 1 minute

Materials

  • Old candle jars
  • A freezer
  • A thin tool
  • Adhesive Remover
  • Soap & Water

Instructions

    1. Gather the candle jars that you want to re-purpose. 
    2. Remove lids and place into freezer. 
    3. Leave in freezer for at least 2 hours - I prefer overnight. 
    4. Remove from freezer and slide a thin tool such as a butter knife or skewer stick between the wax and the glass and wiggle just a few seconds.
    5. Turn candle upside down and pop wax out! 
    6. Scrape off any wax that may have stuck to the sides of the jar and wash with soap and water. 

Notes

*As long as your candle is the same size from top to bottom, like the ones pictured, this method will work!

*I tested it out on multiple levels of remaining wax (one inch, three inches, and five inches) and all came out seamlessly!

Did you re-purposed your candle jars?

I can’t wait to hear what you use your re-purposed candle jars for! When you make them, be sure to leave an amazing review in the comments below or tag #goingforgrace on social!

 

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