Smart Ways to Give Glass Candle Holders a Second Life

published Apr 22, 2017
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After spending $60 (or more…gasp!) on a single candle, it makes sense to enjoy that luxury purchase as long as you can. Even after the candle has been burned, the pretty glass container it came in can still be used to beautify—and maybe even organize—your home. Careful, these brilliant ways to reuse a candle jar may reignite your diptyque obsession.

Above: Gritty Pretty puts a set of Diptyque candle holders to use sorting all of the typical bathroom essentials.

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Dwell Beautiful turned transparent candle jars into storage for rubber stamps and other crafting supplies. See-through jars work best for this purpose, so you can see at a glance what’s stored inside.

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For the most stylish cotton swab holder you’re ever seen, recruit a chic glass candle holder for the job, as Trendenser did above.

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A pretty glass candle jar fits right in amongst perfume and makeup bottles on a bathroom vanity. Kate La Vie uses her old Jo Malone jar to corral makeup brushes and eyelash curlers.

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Follow Bryn Alexandra‘s lead and fill an empty glass candle holder with matches. Attach a strike strip (reuse one from an old matchbox) so you can light a candle without having to search for a lighter.

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By putting a glass candle jar up on a pedestal, Dwell Beautiful elevates it’s style and turns it into spa-worthy bathroom storage.

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A large glass jar is the ideal home for a terrarium because it lets you peek at the layers of rocks, gravel and dirt. Get inspired by the mini succulent forest above, found on the Bower Power blog.

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Repurpose all of those empty candle jars and mason jars you have lying around by crafting them into a modern take on the old-fashioned oil lamp. Follow the tutorial on A Piece of Rainbow, and be sure to keep on eye on these lamps when lit.

Katie Armour of The Neo-Trad granted her diptyque candle jar a second life as a desk organizer. Interested in trying some other top-notch candle brands? Here are some of our favorites.