I apologize for the severe lack of posts. There’s no excuse, but if there was, it would be summertime and work.
If there’s one thing I always hated, it was candles. I always thought of them as a last-resort gift for somebody you don’t know very well. I always thought they smelled like floral, putrid (one of my Dad’s favorite words), expensive and over-hyped wastes of wax.
But, that all changed when I re-entered a Bath & Body Works about two years ago. Their candles are flat-out scrumptious, and relatively inexpensive as long as you use a coupon and wait for a sale.
So, now, I have four large, 3-wick candles from B&BW, just waiting to be burned. When you finish one of their giant candles, your first instinct is probably to throw it away. But, wait! There’s a great use for the empty containers…
Anything you want it to be!
No, I didn’t come up with the idea to use an empty candle for storage, but I wish I would have.
So, you shed a tear as your candle reaches the point where it will no longer burn:
And then you pry the wax out with whatever tool you have. I used the end of a makeup brush that I loathe, and it worked splendidly. The wax was soft enough that pressing down the brush in the middle yielded this:
I saved a few pieces for my tart (aka small chunks of wax) warmer. Then, throw out the rest of the wax and wipe the inside of the container out with a paper towel and some hot water. And then, you’re left with…
AAAAAND…the exterior label peels off super easily! The bottom label, not so much…
So there you have it! Creative re-use of a candle container. I already have two empties that I use for cotton balls and cotton swabs and another for pens and pencils.
Do you have any creative uses for these containers? Leave them below!