Asked on Apr 02, 2016

What to do with candle jar lids

Marlene Kovacik
by Marlene Kovacik
I have over a 100 candle jar lids. The glass ones that are domed. I need some ideas what to do with them.
  27 answers
  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 03, 2016
    those a similar in shape to my old electric line glass insulators-i nested mine in decorative glassware using glass pebbles, added a votive candle. made a very solid base and i don't have to worry about the pets knocking it over.
  • Lori Lori on Apr 03, 2016
    They would make great knobs for dressers or glue them onto a piece of wood for a coat rack or on the ends of dowels for curtain finials, or on a tray for handles or turn them over on a battery candle as tiny lights in centerpieces or whatever. That's just off the top of my head. Find a glue that dries clear.
  • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Apr 03, 2016
    planter for small succulents
  • Derry Derry on Apr 03, 2016
    Use as mini bell jars. I used one to frame a small cross stitch piece that I mounted on cardboard. I glued them together then glued felt to the bottom for a pretty paperweight. You could do the same with a photo.
  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 03, 2016
    They might be just the right size to hold qtips.
  • Trudy Trudy on Apr 03, 2016
    Turn it over to make a cloche little terrarium.
  • Jennifer Thompson Jennifer Thompson on Apr 03, 2016
    How about making your own tealight sized candles by using the jar lids as the holder?
  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Apr 03, 2016
    Decorate each one individually. Use as game pieces for a oversize board game. Use in a fairy garden.
  • Brenda Smolnik Brenda Smolnik on Apr 03, 2016
    Pot with succulents.
  • Susan Mccarthy Susan Mccarthy on Apr 03, 2016
    I used some for carpet protectors under my dinning table legs they work great. But do raise the table a little for us that was something we needed anyway.
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    • Susan Susan on Apr 04, 2016
      Back in the day...floor/rug protectors were made from thick glass. They looked like a flat disk with sides, almost like a glass jar lid would look. Imagine what a mayonnaise jar lid would look like made out of thick glass. Just trivia from the "old days". 😊
  • Carolyn Noyer Carolyn Noyer on Apr 03, 2016
    The tea light candles came to mind, also tiny Easter baskets for decorating, glue Christmas ornaments to them for decorating or after the ornaments glue to circle for wreath, or send me a bunch (smile)
  • Viki Satkiewicz Gayhardt Viki Satkiewicz Gayhardt on Apr 03, 2016
    I use the flat ones right on my stove to melt scented wax squares. When the scent disappears, pop the he lid in the freezer, and then wax will come right out and the lid is ready to use again.
    • Jeannie Carle Jeannie Carle on Apr 03, 2016
      @Viki Satkiewicz Gayhardt I also, when the scent disappears, add a few drops of my favorite Jasmine oil to it :-)
  • L D L D on Apr 03, 2016
    Battery tea lights under the lid, scatter around a room or patio on tables for simple lighting.
  • M M on Apr 03, 2016
    Throw in the recycle bin.
  • Susan Mccarthy Susan Mccarthy on Apr 03, 2016
    The ones I used are very thick glass and would not break very easily. They work really well I have had no problems
  • Gina Gina on Apr 03, 2016
    Perfect for making small gift candles.
  • Corkie Corkie on Apr 03, 2016
    corkie texas use as air plant containers, you could hang them in a window or hang against a wall as wall art
  • Lynn Couch Lynn Couch on Apr 03, 2016
    great for astreys....
  • Sheila Sheila on Apr 03, 2016
    I use them for small jewelry, since I can see through them I know what is where. I glued them to a board, then put a lid that covers the tops.
  • L W F L W F on Apr 03, 2016
    I would use them on the garden plates - gluing different dishes together to make beautiful garden decorations. Google 'garden plates'. Wish I had them from you!
  • Justfixit Justfixit on Apr 03, 2016
    You could hang them from trees with twine but add sand and the tips of a solar light first. :) Or you could put the sand and solar lights in them and line your front porch steps.
  • Clare Hickey Clare Hickey on Apr 04, 2016
    I usually use them with tea lights..
  • Mickey Baron Mickey Baron on Apr 05, 2016
    They can be a fairy garden pond, or hot tub. Dig them down into the soil leaving only a sm area of the top out. Surround them with some greenery, fill them with water. Even a dot of food coloring to color your water. But you have many. That's just for 1. I really like Clare Hickey 's idea. Put a tea light in each, place them all around your pool area or your patio, for a party or romantic evening. Beautiful way to set the mood. You could even paint some of them to give them the sea glass effect.
  • CJ CJ on Apr 05, 2016
    where are the rest of the answers? Please show them
    • Bernice H Bernice H on Apr 05, 2016
      I used to think the same thing...but the sub answers , such as in this reply to you , are counted as answers. If I am not mistaken.
  • Melissa fitz Melissa fitz on Apr 05, 2016
    I use them instead of votive candle holders I use anything so they sit straight,like small short mason jars or make your own holders useing clay and paint them useing chaulk board paint in bright colors, even the kids wanted to make them!
  • Marlene Kovacik Marlene Kovacik on Apr 06, 2016
    I like the idea of making planters with the candle tops.