I buy Yankee and Colonial candles all the time. Do you have any ideas on how I can use the empty jars when the candle burns down? And what should I clean them out with? The Yankee candle jars are round and the Colonial jars are oval. They cost so much money I just hate to throw them away.
Onesummer from Georgia
You can melt the remainder of the candlewax in the candle jars by placing them on an electric candlewarmer then pouring the heated candlewax into another container; then wash the candle jar out.
You can use the jars for:
There are endless uses for these jars. (01/01/2007)
I set my jar in a pan of hot water and heat it until the wax melts. Pour it out and let the jar cool. Then I use Dawn dishsoap to wash it out. I also use mine to put candies in or liquid potpourri on my electric candle warmer (puts out a great scent in the air and the jar never gets to hot). There are many uses for these jars as wanda suggested (01/02/2007)
I have placed a candle jar with a tiny bit of candle left in it under the seat of my car. On warm days, it leaves a pleasant aroma in my vehicle. Just make sure it is sitting upright, so as to not spill out on really hot days when the wax could melt.
As far as the use of the jar, what the other ladies said are great ideas. (01/02/2007)
i know the lids fit nice and tight, and most jars are clear. They could make a nice little terrerium or gold fish bowl for a child. (01/02/2007)
By Debbie in SC
I use small jars on my window sill to hold cat and dog treats and sweetener packets. Looks nice and they're always handy.
By TC in MO
I glue a left over plastic Christmas cake decoration (santa claus or a snowman) to the inside of the lid upside down, then add water, glycerine and glitter and put the lid on seal with bathroom tile adhesive clear then turn upside down for a snow shaker ornament for the following year (01/03/2007)
Put a votive in them and reuse them that way.
If you can get the rest of the candle out, or I would not even think that would matter, fill them full of white vinegar and place them all over the house. The smell might be strong the first day, but vinegar quickly eliminates the odors from your home. So you have a natural deodorizer that will last about 2 weeks. Wash and refill as needed. PS. I clean for a living. It does work. Hope this helps (01/21/2007)
I imagine if you get the jars really cleaned out, so there is no candle aroma left, you could use them for making those great layered cake and cookie "recipes in a jar" as gifts for any holiday or special occasion. They can be decorated after filling with all manner of crafty goodies -- ribbons, bows, gift paper, dried or silk flowers and on and on. I would just clean them and let them sit open for a good long while before they get used to be sure the scent has completely dissipated. Some very neat ideas have been suggested, and I think I may try a few! Thanks, Trisch (09/07/2007)
I clean them out and use them in the bathroom to store things. I use the large one for cotton balls and the smaller one for Qtips. (09/13/2007)
I have a candle company - I refill jars for 50 cents an ounce. The reason I started was because everyone spends so much on the actual jar. I don't know if you would want to ship to Oklahoma, I have some that do - but you could look for a company that does do it in your area.
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