Monday, January 28, 2013

100 days of Pinterest day #2: Removing wax from old candle holders

Hi ladies,

Today's 100 Days of Pinterest post is crazy simple but will be a tip you will use time and time again, I promise. If you're anything like me you have candles around your house that have been burned as far as they can and are sitting in the bottom of their perfectly useable glass container. With this tip you can easily remove the remaining wax from the bottom of the glass and recycle it to hold anything from cotton balls, q-tips, jewelry...anything!

 My finished product:


 My original Pinspiration:

You know all those pretty candle jars that you don't want to throw out? This is how to clean them so that you can reuse them for anything you want :)
 Original source HERE

How it's done

In order to remove the wax, simply stick the candle in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. When the wax freezes it hardens and shrinks a little bit, causing a gap between the wax and the glass. When it's frozen simply press a kitchen knife into the wax and it will magically crack and break away from the glass. Any remaining residue can be wiped away with damp paper towel, or some olive oil. Also, if you have any difficult removing those annoying sticky labels, try a little nail polish remover.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you'll be using this tip for your used up candles! Also let me know if you have any "Pinspiration" you would like me to recreate.

Lots of love,
xoxox Jess

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