If you’re anything like us, you probably have candles all throughout your home, each room scented to make it as cozy, relaxing, and as welcoming as possible. But, what do you do with the candle jars once the wax has burned out?
Keep reading as we share 6 of our favorite Scentcerely Yours candle jar repurposing ideas that we’ve either heard about from customers or tried ourselves! Each one is a great way to practice reusing, repurposing, and recycling to create beautiful DIY additions to your home, especially if you’re looking for ways to get crafty during the pandemic.
How to Remove Wax from Your Scentcerely Yours Candle Jar
If you still have a good amount of soy wax in the bottom of the candle jar and are looking for a way to use the rest of the wax, leave the remaining wax at the bottom of the candle jar during this process. You should never burn a candle all the way where no wax is left in the container.
Boil a cup of water in a pan or tea kettle on the stove. Once the water is boiling hot, carefully pour the water into your candle jar, enough to leave about one inch from the top of the jar. The soy wax left in the jar will melt and float to the top. Allow the candle jar to cool until the soy wax hardens at the top. Hold the jar over the sink and carefully remove the wax and water from the jar. You can reuse any hardened wax for wax melts.
Do one final swipe with a paper towel to get any residue left behind, and you can begin your candle jar repurposing!
Alternatively, you can put your candle jar with the remaining wax in the freezer until it is completely frozen. When you take it out, you can easily scrape the wax out of the jar.
6 Ways to Repurpose Your Scentcerely Yours Candle Jars
Scentcerely Yours Repurposed Candle Planters
This idea is for all of the green thumbs and/or garden herb lovers out there! Candle jars can make for perfect decorative pots for plants, herbs, succulents, and more! Remove the wax from your Scentcerely Yours candle jar and fill it with nutritious soil and a plant. At Scentcerely Yours, our customers spend a lot of time picking out which container they like best or which they feel will best add to the decor in their home, so why not repurpose it?!
There never seems to be enough storage in the bathroom! Repurposing Scentcerely Yours candle jars into decorative storage containers can be a great addition to your bathroom countertops. You can find novelty knobs at any home improvement or craft store. Just hot glue them to the lid of your used Scentcerely Yours candle jar, and voila! You have the perfect storage container for q-tips, cotton balls, hair ties, and more!
DIY Tea Light Lanterns
This is a simple and effective way to enhance any outdoor space! All you need is a small bit of twine that you can find online or at any craft store. Tie the twine securely around your Scentcerely Yours candle jar before making a large loop to hang the jar. Hot gluing the twine can work as well! Once your repurposed candle jar is securely knotted and hung, add a tealight candle or fake all-weather tealight candle, and you’ll have a beautiful outdoor decoration!
Once properly washed and rinsed, any clear glass candle jars can be very versatile. One of our favorite Scentcerely Yours candle jar repurposing ideas is using the jars as cups. Whether you’re having a few friends over or are enjoying a quiet night on the patio, these cups can be used for any kind of signature beverage. If you’d like, you can add a custom stem to the bottom of your glass. You can purchase stems from any craft store and paint them whatever color/pattern you’d like. Then relax, sip, and enjoy – cheers!
This repurposing idea is for all pet lovers. Pick up some spray paint and paint markers at the store. Be sure to use the spray paint outdoors or in a very well-ventilated area. Spray paint the outside of your candle jar with an even coat. Once dried, use the paint markers to draw paw prints, write your pet’s name, and add any additional decorations to the outside of the jar. Add your pet’s favorite treats and pull them out whenever they’re being a good boy/girl!
Repurposing your Scentcerely Yours candle jar into a pen and/or pencil holder can be a decorative addition to your desk! Clean the wax out from the candle jar, as well as any unwanted labels. You can get creative by adding gems or stones to either the interior or exterior of the jar. This is such an easy DIY way to repurpose your Scentcerely Yours candle jars that can also be used for makeup brushes, toothbrush holders, and more.