How to Repurpose Candle Jars
For me, candles are the closest thing to a wood-burning fireplace in a state that has largely banned wood-burning fireplaces in residential homes. I wonder if candle sales are higher in Colorado than states that allow wood-burning fireplaces?
- Freeze the jars
- Followed by rinsing in hot water (I boiled water). That's it! Over the course of a month, my freezer had a 1/2 dozen candles.
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- Knive & Dish Soap to remove residual wax (In the kitchen)
- Scrubber (Already owned)
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Smo11620259 on Jan 22, 2020
To remove leftover wax/wick from candlejars lay on its side on a newspaper lined baking pan in a 200 degree oven. Wax will melt from the outer edge first. Then you can dump out the melted wax and wipe residue with paper towel while still warm
Cumbriacrafts with louise on Jan 29, 2020
Hi. Where i live it's a smokeless area. No coal fires nomore. Wonder if thats why i use as meny candles. :) Just like you i light candles all round my home. When the rain an wind is howling. Im a brit so that's all the time .lol...
About freezing them. I do that to..But i never use water afterward? I put in freezer for 15 mins. It should pop out. If not i use a knife slice it all up..it will fall out. Then i place it in the microwave 30sec intervals..This melt's any leftover wax then i just wipe clean with dry kitchen roll .. Alway's works for me. Candle jars are worth cleaning out so meny uses. Thanks for shareing
Everyday Edits on Jan 30, 2020
THANK YOU Louise!
If you freeze the glass candles...dont they break or crack at the difference in temperature if you put them in boiling water to release the wax?? Thanks! Just wondering!! ☺
Why doesn’t the glass break when it comes from freezer to boiling water?
Once the candle jars are clean, what do you use them for? 🧐