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KayleighAnn
« on: June 12, 2011 02:47:59 PM »

I had two candles in lovely glasses that I could no longer reach, I have managed to make them into new ones (blog Smiley ) And now have two jars, one with a suction lid and one with a screw on lid and thick handle. Any ideas what I can do with these?
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MAmadurk
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011 05:49:42 PM »

I usually just put more candles in the jars.  my latest/easiest way to do that is to use a taper candle and then pour in wax rescued from other used candles.  I think I might try using just cold wax chunks around the taper....I wonder if the taper would melt the wax chunks as it burns? I will have to experiment!

I have no idea what else to use the jars for---most of my ideas revovle around food storage, which I would not do knowing the jar had held a candle.

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011 07:19:27 AM »

Jars say storage to me too. What about cotton balls or q-tips? Or perhaps use them in the garage for screws or nails.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011 11:46:38 AM »

If you could clean them very, very well I would suggest decorating the outside of them with either paint, decoupage magazine clippings, tissue paper or very thin slices of polymer clay canes (see the PC boards for ideas on that) and then fill them with homemade loose-leaf tea blends or fresh-baked granola and give them as gifts.
It's never too early to start preparing for the holidays, right?   Cheesy haha
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011 07:54:39 AM »

Aah I love the idea of using as gifts, the jars are pretty to begin with so wont take much decoration, though one is currently storing my tealights during my move from flat to house (student accomm woo) I am already planning gifts for christmas since I know I will be on a super tight budget! Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011 09:22:15 PM »

Aah I love the idea of using as gifts, the jars are pretty to begin with so wont take much decoration, though one is currently storing my tealights during my move from flat to house (student accomm woo) I am already planning gifts for christmas since I know I will be on a super tight budget! Thanks everyone.


I reuse mine by cleaning them out and filling them with some homemade bath products, there is a simple oatmeal and brown sugar body scrub you could put in it and gift. Also, there is a tutorial online for solar light jars (I'm doing this for Christmas this year). Whatever you decide, have fun!
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