Sunday, August 25, 2013

Re-Using Candle Jars for Desk Storage

I don't know about you but I love Bath & Body Works Candle's they smell amazing and even more I love re-using the jars once the candle is done burning! The jars are amazing they are great quality and can be used so many ways!

I recently had one that had completely burned and would not light any longer, and in the midst of a desk re-do going on, I figured I could use this jar for storage somewhere on my new desk/office space!

As with any candle even though they are no longer able to burn you are still always left with the wicks glued to the bottom and a thin layer of wax left, this can look easy to get out, which it can be if done right!

To remove everything I boiled some water in a kettle and once it got pipping hot I poured it almost all the way full in the glass jar. After about an hour or so while they water is still a little hot I took a spoon and began to remove the wax up from the bottom, the wax and wicks should come right up!

It may take a few times with hot water and soap to completely remove all the wax residue left over, but just keep scrubbing until you have a squeaky clean glass jar! Also if you want you can remove the candle scent sticker!
You should have a nice clean jar that you can really use for anything, like I said I knew I wanted to use mine for desk organization, so here is how I decided to use mine!

I bought a few sticky note pads, and little notepads from the dollar store they were to cute to pass up, so I thought they would be great to store in the jar until I needed to them to jot something down, and well they just look cute. Also I used anything jar I had to hold some of my paint bottles!

I mean really these jars have endless possibilities, you can use them anywhere in your house to store just about anything small enough to fit!

Have you done any jar makeovers? Do you love Bath & Body Works candles as much as I do?

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  1. Such good ideas! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

  2. Good idea, these jars are a perfect size and I love that they come with lids. Thanks for sharing.
    Found you through The DIY'ers link party this week.

  3. Aren't these jars great! This post is so amazing I hope you would be willing to stop by and share it at a weekly link party that I co-host with 3 other amazing bloggers called, "The Project Stash". It goes lives tomorrow at 8:00 pm eastern time! Also, I currently have a great spice giveaway going on right now that I'd like to invite you to enter!

    Have a fabulous day!


  4. I always hate throwing those away! So many are so pretty.

  5. Thanks for the ideas! I melted and molded the remaining wax from a bunch of these candles into one big new candle last year, and I still have these empty jars on hand. Now I'm feeling inspired ... :)

  6. Cute! How perfect for crafts! For how expensive those darn candles are I sure hope there are more uses!


  7. I love reusing pretty things like this! Fabulous idea:)
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  8. You can also put them in the freezer or a couple of hours, and once they are good and frozn the remaining wax and little medal thing pop right out. Just run a knif along it.

    1. Ohh thanks, I will have to try this next time, sounds like it would be easier to remove if it's really cold!

    2. Yup, this is what I do and it comes out clean every time. Then I heat up the sticker with the blow dryer and peel it right off. Sometimes I'll then run the glass through the dishwasher, but oftentimes it's so clean after that a single rinse is all I need!

  9. Great idea - perfect for storage - I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  10. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share linky party, hope you stop by every week! I really appreciate your support and encouragement .
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  11. I use the small candle jar to hold paper clips and I use the big ones for pouring grease into after I fry hamburger, just wipe out with paper towel after it sets, wash & use again.


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