Repurpose your candle jars

Creative Ideas for Giving Them New Life

Don't toss those beautiful empty candle jars into the trash just yet! Instead, give them new life with these clever and eco-friendly ideas. With a little creativity and minimal effort, you can transform your used candle containers into stylish and functional items for your home.

Say goodbye to waste and hello to upcycling!

A lit scented candle with a label reading

Bring your clean, empty jar back to the Candle Bar and receive $5 OFF your next scent!

A moment of relaxation: a chilled cocktail with a twist of orange and ice, placed on a wooden table in a cozy outdoor setting, inviting a pause to enjoy the simple pleasures.

Create your own collection
of cocktail glasses

A glass cup overfilled with various charms and beads, sitting on a white shelf next to a row of books, creating a serene and aesthetic vignette.

Jewelry dump at the end of the day
(Stacy’s fav!) 

A collection of clean makeup brushes neatly organized in a clear glass holder on a bathroom countertop, next to a bottle of cosmetic product.

Make-up brushes, paint brushes, or pencils

A neatly organized bathroom vanity with cotton balls and cotton swabs stored in clear glass jars on a wicker tray, creating a serene and orderly atmosphere.

Apothecary in the bathroom

A variety of succulent plants nestled in a green pot, accompanied by a care instruction card.

Succulents or small plants
(remember - our dust covers are seeded!) 

Don't underestimate the potential of your empty candle jars—they're a treasure trove of possibilities waiting to be unlocked. By repurposing them into practical and stylish items, you can reduce waste, unleash your creativity, and breathe new life into your home decor. So the next time you finish burning a candle, think twice before discarding the jar—give it a second chance to shine!

How to clean candle jars

  1. Freezer Method
    - Place your (cooled) candle jar into the freezer for 30 minutes - 4 hours.
    - Take it out and carefully use a butter knife to loosen and pry out the leftover wax.

  2. Melting Method
    - On your candle’s last burn, you can pour the melted wax out onto paper towel or other paper/trash (that won’t melt). Carefully wipe the jar clean with paper towel.

  3. Boiling Method
    - Carefully pour boiling water into the jar with leftover candle wax. Let it sit for 4-5 hours, then you can attempt to remove the wax, which should rise to the top.

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