DIY: Repurposed Candle Jars

before - empty candle jar 
spoon out excess wax 

Hello ladies! Today, I'm switching things up a with a quick + easy DIY (the best kind). I'm obsessed with Diptyque candles, but hate to throw away the jars - I only made that mistake once. You've probably seen all the different uses for these (and other pretty candle jars) on Pinterest, and after admiring them for some time, I decided to give it a try. It's the perfect vase for fresh blooms - I love the way it looks on my dining table. Here are the steps (it only takes about 5 minutes). 

1. Take empty Diptyque (or any candle) jar, and rinse it with hot water for a few minutes (to melt the wax that is left in the jar). Be careful not to get the label wet, or it will slide off. 
2. Scoop out excess wax with a spoon (pictured above).
3. Clean the jar with a sponge and dish soap. 
4. Dry it out, and voila! You've got a new vase, makeup brush holder, etc. 

A few of my favorite scents:

15 comments:

  1. So darn simple! Love it!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  2. I seriously need to start doing this! I always forget, and throw mine away :(

    xx
    Andy
    Typical Domestic Babe

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    1. UHG yes you do!! I was so mad when I threw mine away, it's so simple! XO

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  3. I'm obsessed with candles and this is such a great idea! And the flowers are perfect for Spring :-)

    Nicole
    www.lillitori.com

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  4. This is such a great idea! I am almost done burning my first Diptyque candle and I will definitely have to try this out! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Aw I love that idea! That's so cute. My favourite scent is Amber too btw :) xx

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