From avid candle user to avid candle user, we all know the shared experience of burning through a candle and looking at the last bit of wax at the abyss of the vessel. However, sniff your tears up, because there are endless possibilities to bring life back to your well-loved candle.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR EMPTY CANDLE VESSEL
One method to cleaning out your empty candle vessel is the freezer method! Place your candle in your freezer. The wax after sitting in the freezer will become brittle when frozen. Once the wax inside is frozen, use a knife to scrape off the leftover wax from the vessel. Take some warm water. Finally, take a towel and dry off the vessel.
Another method is to simply pour in hot, boiling water into a glass bowl, and place your candle vessel in the glass bowl. The leftover wax inside the candle will melt. Once the wax has melted, you can pour the candle wax excess out in the trash. Finally, take warm water and soap to clean the rest of the vessel out!
11 Ways to Repurpose Candle Vessels
Once your candle vessel has been free of the leftover wax, there are now endless possibilities to repurpose your candle vessel.
IDEA #1: HOUSE DECORATION
Inspired by my apartment, a collection of empty bottles or jars make a great house decoration. For example, on the top of my fireplace mantle, I placed different bottles, empty glasses, and jars. A collection of different shapes and sizes of candle vessels would make a sleek modern house decoration!
IDEA #2: PLANT POT
I am an avid collector of succulents, and adding succulents to a candle vessel would be a cute addition to any household! Fill your candle vessel with some dirt, and build a new terrain for your plants!
IDEA #3: SINK ORGANIZERS
My sink oftentimes gets cluttered with all my toiletries. For not only a functional way but a decorative way to organize feel free to use your old candle vessel as a holder for your cotton pads, cotton swabs, hair ties, bobby pins, etc.
IDEA #4: VANITY ORGANIZERS
A candle vessel would make a sleek holder for any makeup product! Add your makeup brushes, or use it as a holder for your various lip products; the ideas are endless in what you can utilize a candle vessel for your vanity!
IDEA #5: DESK ORGANIZERS
On my work desk, I have pencils and pens cluttered everywhere. A candle vessel would make a great addition to your work table, as well as a functional way to place all your pens and pencils or other stationery tidy and organized. Feel free to also use it as a way to put your paper clips, staples, etc.
IDEA #6: JEWELRY BOX
With your assorted collection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings, a candle vessel can make a great decorative and organizational way to store your jewelry!
IDEA #7: PIGGY BANK
A candle vessel can be used as a modern take on the piggy bank. I have leftover change everywhere and a candle vessel would be perfect to store your quarters, pennies, dimes, and nickels.
IDEA #8: CANDY JAR
My grandmother would always keep a candy jar in her house, so as a feeling of nostalgia, you can use your candle vessel as a decorative candy jar! Fill it with mints or little candies and it would make a great centerpiece for your coffee table, as well as a sweet treat for guests.
IDEA #9: TEA BAG HOLDER
I need my caffeine every morning, and with my various assortment of tea bags, a candle vessel would be a great way to store tea bags on your kitchen counter! Or even as a way to store hot chocolate or instant coffee packets as well!
IDEA #10: PET TREAT HOLDER
Have a pet at home? You can use your candle vessel as storage for your little friend’s pick-me-up snacks.
IDEA #11: DIY GIFT HOLDER
Inspired by my best friend from back home, she made me a jar filled with motivational notes and photos of us together. You can use a candle vessel and fill it with cute notes and photos and give it as a sentimental gift box for friends and family!
There really is such a huge space for creativity and versatility with candle vessels. These are just some fun options to use your candle vessel, but feel free to use your creativity and use it for any purpose!