Are you throwing out those glass containers once the candle is all melted away? Well, STOP! There are plenty of ways to reuse those empty candle jars and we’re here to share all the secrets, 15 to be exact. So, clean them out and start taking notes. Below you’ll find a variety of tutorials and inspiration for how to upcycle those versatile bits all over the house.
1. Succulent Terranium
Bower Power gave us a lot of inspiration with this succulent terrarium DIY. With bigger glass candle jars, you can clean out any excess wax and turn them into something similar. Even small pieces could be used in funky clusters to spruce up the house.
2. Makeup Essentials
Are you in need of some new ways to clean up your vanity and get organized? You can clean out those old candle jars and put the to good use! Just check out how these makeup brushes and lip glosses were stored by Elle Sees!
3. Vacation Memories
We always find a lot of great ideas, DIYs, and inspiration from Martha Stewart. And these cuties are no exception. Instead of a photo album, you can create memory jars for all of your favorite parts of life, vacation, graduations, weddings, birthdays, and more!
4. Seasonal Decor
You can turn them into some funky cute decor as well. Ones that already have tops work nicely for this and you can change them out for the season. Snowflakes, small snow globes, lemon slices, or pumpkins for fall like you see here in this shot from Dwell Beautiful.
5. Pantry Organization
Those Yankee candles with the secure lids, those are perfect for the pantry! We found this genius idea while perusing inspiration over on Pinterest and had to snatch it up for our readers. It’s a great way to get your kitchen in tip top shape by organizing your pantry.
6. Hair Bands
Missy Sue used a smaller candle jar to keep her hair bands organized. This is an essential too. How many times do you lose a ponytail holder only to never find it again? With this small idea, you can keep your necessities from running away.
7. Halloween Candy
You could even create a beautiful display of candies and treats by using old candle jars. Just check out this setup from Housewives of Riverton and use it as inspiration. We could see this same thing being some for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and even Easter!
8. Tea Station
The Happy House created the most charming of tea stations for her kitchen. We’re not only inspired by its vintage, cottage-esque design but we also love the fact that it got our wheels turning. You could easily use some old candle jars and use them to store the tea!
9. Desk Tidying
If you’re in need of some desk organization, use your those glass containers that used to house your fav candle and turn them into new pieces! This set up from Lolly Jane is functional and personal. It’ll be a fun project to take on and end up really helping out in the office.
10. Spice Rack
Create a spice rack using the containers! We found this bout of inspiration on Tasty and it’s actually quite the easy DIY. Make sure they’re smaller jars before you get started and follow along with the easy tutorial.
11. Cupcake Liners
They hold your cupcake liners pretty well too. You could redo your entire baking pantry by utilize the jars and organization. Sprinkles and other decorative pieces can be stored in no time. Thanks for the idea Deign Eat Repeat!
12. Craft Storage
Dwell Beautiful had a lot of great idea and here’s just another good one. Easily store your craft supplies inside. From stickers to paper scraps to stamps, fit your favorites inside and tidy up your home office or craft room.
13. Photo Frames
Photojojo turned glass containers into photo frames and we’re in love with the eclectic outcome. You can use any kind of jar to make this happen, but obviously, we’re focusing on those candle ones that work like a charm as well. Let us know how your finished product turns out!
14. Lotion Jars
If you’re into making your own beauty products, you’ll need some containers to put them in. And when we saw this lotion recipe on Live Simply our wheels got to turning again. Some of your smaller candle jars could be used to store your product!
15. Flower Vases
And finally, you could turn your candle jars into vases and display your fresh flowers. No matter the size, you can utilize them in this bright and charming way. Check out more inspiration like this at Dear Serendipity.