Friday, March 13, 2009

Re-use Your Empty Candle Jars

If you’re a true candle fanatic, you’re bound to have empty candle jars piling up! Clean them up & put them to use . . . here’s some ideas:

  • Collect spare change in the jar throughout the year, then give away at Christmastime as a “Christmas Jar” to someone in need.
  • Add dry cookie/brownie/hot cocoa mixes and give away as gifts.
  • Store sugar, flour, spices, etc. in them – especially great with our baking line jars.
  • Fill with candy to keep on your desk or give away as a gift.
  • Use as a unique vase for a flower arrangement.
  • Use it in the bathroom as a decorative way to store cotton balls, q-tips, etc.
  • Fill with potpourri and use as decoration.
  • Use as a unique “holder” to burn tealights in
  • Votive holder: fill with sand or marbles, place a straight glass votive holder in the center with a votive.
  • Storage for buttons, craft items, etc.
  • Use to mix salad dressings.
  • Pen & pencil holder.
  • Put permanent markers inside & put the lid on (26oz size jar) to keep away from children.
  • Sponge paint the outside & use as a gift.
  • Use as “luminaries” that won’t blow away.
  • Store puzzle pieces when the box gets ruined.
  • Emergency Chocolate Jar. Add chocolate candies and give as a gift to only be used in case of emergency (or keep for yourself!)
  • Fill with items, especially natural things, with unique textures to add to your decor (see below picture, taken from 2009 Inspired Spring Gold Canyon catalog)

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