What can I do with these candle lids

by Judy
I have a ton of them
Top of lid
bottom of lid
side of lid
  27 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 13, 2015
    Take the plastic out of them decorate with paint and put tea lights in them.
  • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on Nov 13, 2015
    I use new candle-making materials from a craft store to refill the original jar with a new candle. I slowly warm (in my 'candle' pan with water) left-over original wax in the glass container and pour it into a used votive glass or a votive mold or empty tea light (with new wicks) for use in holders where the sometimes mixed colors won't show. After almost all wax has been melted, poured or scooped out, I use metal kitchen tongs to wipe the sides with a paper towel which is the only thing I discard. I have an old-fashioned ice pick to open old wick holders for a new wick, then just squeeze with pliers to hold the new.
  • Rae Rae on Nov 13, 2015
    Just an experiment...remove rubber ring, fill with charms, baubles, shells, clippings, etc. and cover with resin. Use as paper weight
  • JeDonne M JeDonne M on Nov 13, 2015
    Mini terrarium?
  • Gloria Sauve Gloria Sauve on Nov 14, 2015
    Keep the jars and the lids and use the jars for everything from candy containers, button jars, collect wine corks in them, loose change holders, sugar, cocoa, corn starch...whatever!! Also, if you've been throwing away the jars, don't!! Just sit them in your sink and fill them with hot water and let them sit until they cool down. The candle wax will come right out when you break it up with a spoon. I have tons of these pretty jars in my craft room and the look awesome! They look pretty on your kitchen counter, too.
  • Heliane Ripley Heliane Ripley on Nov 14, 2015
    Cut a light weight board in the shape of a Christmas Tree, put one ornament into each lid and cover the whole tree shape like that. You ought to get a sparkling and shiny wall hanging for the upcoming season which you could use inside or outside.
  • Mandy Brown Mandy Brown on Nov 14, 2015
    I buy glass cylindrical vases and glass candle sticks from the dollar store, use E6000 to glue the candle stick to the bottom of the vase, remove the plastic ring from the lid of the jar candle and it fits perfectly on the vase to make apothecary jars.
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    • Sbsb1005 Sbsb1005 on Nov 15, 2015
      @Mandy Brown Thank you! Thats what I was picturing - they look great. Very nice of you to post the pic
  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Nov 14, 2015
    how about putting dried flowers or herbs inside then hang them in the window or kitchen wall.
    • RoxanneYMann RoxanneYMann on Nov 14, 2015
      @Marlene Haigh Great idea! or anything...color glass...bonsai tree...mini ivy plants
  • Momlandrs Momlandrs on Nov 14, 2015
    What about a snow globe type of paperweight? Place small objects inside with some fake snow and glitter. Cut a thin board or cardboard to fit the bottom, same size circle of felt, glue felt on the board then hot glue to the bottom of the lid. For a different idea, make a scene with batting behind to keep all in place. Have fun!
  • Toni Jeffries Toni Jeffries on Nov 14, 2015
    I recently used one of those as a bowl for paint when working on a small project. I'm curious though, what happened to all the jars once the candles were used?
  • Michele Michele on Nov 14, 2015
    I use them to make oriole feeders. Simply make 3 holes in the plastic & run cord or wire through to hang. Then fill with grape jelly or a half of an orange.
  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Nov 14, 2015
    Plastic thing you could make little wreaths for decorating just wrap them with yarn, ribbon or hemp. You could take the little dishes and use them on your desk for paperclips stuff like that. Put some felt sticky things if they wobble. You could also put little things in the covers fill it with rice put a cover on the hole and make a game of it. Kids love those things.
  • Connie Pernell Connie Pernell on Nov 14, 2015
    Put a favorite photo inside and make a paperweight for a desk.
  • Carroll Nabors Carroll Nabors on Nov 14, 2015
    throw them away. some things are just TRASH!!!
  • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Nov 14, 2015
    glue it to the top of a small vase to make a candle stick shape but use it as a blossom bowl?
  • Jane Jane on Nov 14, 2015
    I culture vegetables. They make a great weight to keep the vegies from floating to the top of the jar.
  • Jean Jean on Nov 14, 2015
    Pull the plastic piece out. Flip the glass piece with the rounded part into the plastic part. This makes a stable base to insert <surprise> another candle! You can find all sizes of candles at the dollar stores. Some of the candle jar tops are flat so no need to use the plastic ring as a stabilizer. Paint or decorate as needed. Or just center a bunch down the middle of a table and weave tinsel or greens in and out so they are covered. If entertaining (table in use) you might want to anchor candle holders with a little modeler's clay or double-sided tape. But with shorter chunky candles I think they'd be quite stable. Good luck!
  • Granny Esther Granny Esther on Nov 14, 2015
    I use them to put over coffee cups to keep coffee warm.
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    • Ruby77 Ruby77 on Apr 12, 2016
      Works like a charm. Enjoy!
  • Granny Esther Granny Esther on Nov 14, 2015
    forgot to say take the plastic ring out first.
  • Tracey Tracey on Nov 14, 2015
    Remove the wick base from the candle jar & make your own deodorizing carpet "dust" using baking soda & essential oils of cinnamon & eucalyptus. Put the lids back on the jars to turn/mix the concoction!
  • Phyllis Phyllis on Nov 14, 2015
    I could see some kind of craft snow globe.
  • Judy Judy on Nov 14, 2015
    My mom had a great idea paper weight with picture inside
  • Dee Hanshaw Dee Hanshaw on Nov 14, 2015
    take the plastic out .. cut cardboard circle to fit the opening, cover circle with felt add decorations turn the candle lid over it and hot glue makes a cute paperweight if u use waterproof material like plexi glass or?? for the bottom, you can even add glitter and water to make a snow globe.
  • Dee Hanshaw Dee Hanshaw on Nov 14, 2015
    or put a photo on the circle and make a photo paperweight
  • Karen Reilly Karen Reilly on Nov 15, 2015
    Seeing the snow globe idea paint the inside or decoupage stuff inside.
  • Katherine Katherine on Nov 15, 2015
    Use them as centers for dish flowers that are so popular for gardens. Caps for a snowman...remove plastic and stack them for an interesting totem...
  • Shawna Bailey Shawna Bailey on Jun 14, 2016
    I would love to see them as faux snow globes, by putting a back on them. maybe also a magnet on the back? your kids could make them as presents. share with us whatever you picked.