Katie Nathey
Katie Nathey
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  • Alpharetta, GA

Ways to Upcycle Candle Jars


Do you toss out your old candle jars or keep them? There are tons of great ways to upcycle the jars to create new planters, home decor and organizers. For more info and photos feel free to check out the full post on my blog.
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Upcycled Candle Jar turned small planter. I added some lace with Mod Podge onto the jar and then placed a succulent inside.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Candle Jar - Before. I like to save all of my candle jars to use for future projects. To clean the jars I place them on a candle warmer first to loosen up any leftover wax, then pour that out and place the jar in hot soapy water and clean it up with an old rag. I tried the freezer method but for some reason it didn't work as easily for me. I may have to try it again. UpcycledTreasures.com
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Cleaned out candle jars. UpcyledTreasures.com
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Mod Podge used to embellish upcycled candle jars.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Contact Paper added to upcycled candle jars.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
You can glue driftwood or sticks to the outside of the jar for a nautical or rustic feel. {It is best to use LED tea-light candles inside jars with driftwood or twigs for safety reasons. Or you can use it for storing or organizing other items :)
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Upcycled Candle Jar using cut out shapes of contact paper.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
You can also store craft supplies in the jars, such as glue sticks, thread, foam brushes, paper clips, etc.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Upcycled Candle Jar using contact paper.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Upcycled Candle Jar with paper clips inside.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
You can wrap the jars in fabric or lace trim.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Upcycled candle jar used to store toiletries.
crafts candle votives upcycle jars, crafts, decoupage, home decor, succulents
Upcycled Candle jar wrapped with twine and lace.
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  • Linda Holland
    on Mar 9, 2015

    Those are great ideas. Anyone have Idea on recycling Big Candle jars, like Yankee candle ones..

    • Jo
      on Jan 21, 2019

      I made a terrarium. Made great gift.



  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on Mar 12, 2017

    Wow, never would have thought of this, super good idea, I have a bunch of stained glass candles that are almost gone, thanks for the idea I will be busy transforming the glass candle holders.

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