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5 ways to reuse your candle jars

Do you have a bunch of empty candle jars lying around that you're not too sure what to do with? Dani Ledo shares 5 ways to reuse them...

When reusing candle jars, the first thing you'll have to do is remove all remaining wax. The easiest and most effective way to do this is by freezing it, simply place your candle jar in the freezer for several hours. Once frozen, the wax should pop right out of your candle jar (use a butter knife or spoon if it needs a little help), then just give the inside a wipe with a damp cloth.

Cotton buds/ balls / pads

Not only will they be protected from dust by the lid they will also be conveniently out on your dressing table while discretely hidden away.

Makeup brushes

Makeup brushes scattered all over your dressing table or just thrown in a drawer? Add some organisation to your life by using your empty candle jar to hold your makeup brushes. Simply fill your empty candle jar with beads (or not, it works just as well without) then pop the handle of each of your makeup brushes into the jar and there you have it, some beautifully organised makeup brushes displayed in a gorgeous jar.


Earrings all fallen to the pits of your jewellery box never to be seen again? Bring those hidden beauties back into the spotlight using your empty candle jar. Take any dangly earrings, hook those ones onto the sides of your empty candle jar. Turn the larger part of the earring to the inside for a more subtle look or turn it to the outside to show them off. Then just pop any studs into the jar itself and you have yourself a nifty earring holder.

Food storage

As soon as I hear 'airtight' the first thing I think of is food. Our new jars will make perfect food containers, you know like the ones you see on Pinterest in beautifully organised cupboards. So, whether it's rice, raisins or chocolate chips, any of your cupboard essentials will go perfectly in these - especially if you do your food shop package-free.

Loose-leaf tea

Jars are perfect for storing loose-leaf tea. Most people don't know that tea bags actually contain plastic, so switching over to loose leaf is better for you and better for the environment.


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