Give Your Candles A Second Life
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON REPURPOSING YOUR CANDLE VESSELS
Before you start, here's what you'll need:
1. Pop your candle jar in the freezer for 1-2 hours
This will help harden the leftover wax,making it brittle & easier to get out of the jar.
2. safely using a knife, breakup the excess wax left in jar
Don’t stab it because you don’t want to break or chip the cold glass. Firmly pressing the knife tip into the wax should cause it to break apart into chunks. You can either discard these chunks or use them in a wax melter to extend the life of your candle.
3. use your fork to gently pry up the metal wick tab
Turn jar with one hand whilepulling up gently on each edge untiltab comes loose. Discard wick tab.
4. using tweezers, carefullypeel off all labels from jar
Peel slowly and firmly to get it off all in onepiece. These labels are made from thick,durable vinyl that's protected from scratches,water & sunlight. This also makes themremovable, and will either leave no stickyresidue or very little on the jar, and theresidue comes off easily with a sponge, hotwater, and soap.
5. wash your jar of anyexcess soot or leftover wax
Make sure your jars are at room temperaturebefore cleaning the jars thoroughly, using hotwater & dish soap, scrubbing off any remaining debris.
6. dry jar with a paper towel
Buff them a little to get rid of any fingerprints.
7. pick the perfect use foryour new repurposed jar
The possibilities are endless, but here’s someof our favorite uses:
plants, pens/pencils, bobby pin/hair ties, q-tip/cotton balls, spices, nuts & bolts, drinks, extra coins, candy/nuts, office supplies, & buttons!
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