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All The Ways to Use Old Candle Jars

updated May 3, 2019
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This is your moment. When you actually pick up a match and light that beautiful, delicious smelling candle. You’ve been saving it, and saving it, and saving it because it’s lovely and was expensive, and you don’t want to waste it on the everyday. No, you want it in your life forever. Well you can, so light it up. Enjoy it. Because once the wax is long gone, you can keep that pretty packaging and use it for other things.

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Either you send your kids to college, or you buy a diptyque candle. If you go with the latter, find more ways to squeeze more use out of your purchase. Above, A Pair and A Spare shares how she used a trio for planting bulbs.

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Similarly, Maison Blanche keeps track of all the ways their customers hold onto, and even modify, their product. These painted jars are from Style Me Pretty.

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There’s no point buying containers for small stuff like cotton swabs, bobby pins when you can reuse an old one instead. The White Dahlia uses them all over her home.

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Meyers candles make pretty sweet little flower vases, like this one from Dear Serendipity.

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If you make your own lotions and creams, store them in old jars. It certainly makes Kristin’s DIY stuff look even more professional.

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Small succulents are the perfect size for most jars. These from Yesterdays Sweetheart would also make a great housewarming gift.

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Yankee Candle jars even have a lid, making them endless useful for storing loose or bulk items. Two It Yourself uses them for craft supplies.

And once you’re done with this post, head right on over and memorize this one:

These Are No Ordinary Candles