I love candles. They add a cozy feel to any room and make me feel instantly relaxed after a long day. However, I also hate wasting things that could be repurposed into something else! Today we're going to show you how to turn your used candle jars into new DIY projects that you can use in your home or as gifts for friends and family.
Add a plant
You can turn your candle jar into a terrarium.
Plant a succulent, small cactus, herb or flowering plant, shrub or small tree. If you have the room for it (a larger candle jar will be required), try a vine or bonsai tree!
Use as a pen holder
If you have a candle jar lying around, don't throw it away. Instead, use it for something useful: pen holder! You can make a simple pen holder in just a few minutes using items you probably already have around your house or craft supplies that are affordable and easy to find.
Here's what you'll need:
- A clean glass jar (like the ones from candles)
- Paint or stickers (optional)
To make the pen holder, first fill up your jar with water and let it sit overnight so that all of the air bubbles rise to the top of the jar. Then remove any excess water with a towel until there’s only about an inch left at bottom—this will give you enough space between where pens will rest and where they get wet if they fall over while being held upright by their lids! Once this has been done, screw on some lids (or mini-lids) onto each end of your new pen holder so pens can stand upright without spilling any ink onto surfaces below them (or themselves).
Use as a space for storing clips or small supplies.
You can also use a candle jar to store clips, office supplies, craft supplies and sewing supplies. You could do this in the craft room or sewing studio to help organize your space.
If you’re a crafter who does a lot of scrapbooking, you might want to consider having some of your favorite tools on display in a candle jar. Another option is putting all of your punches in one place – that way they won’t get lost amongst other items on the table or floor!
Add a tealight!
One of the easiest things to do with your used candle jar is add a tealight. Just make sure it's not too tall and wide, or it won't fit. If you want to be extra safe, use a candle holder to keep the tealight from falling over.
For instance, if you want to decorate your desk at work with some nice candles but don't have any jars, simply buy some and reuse them! Make sure they're long enough for your desk/table/shelf space, though (if you're doing this at home).
DIY projects are fun!
Candles are a beautiful way to add ambiance to your home, but you don't have to stop using them when they're all burned down. If you have any leftover jars from previous candle purchases, here are five ideas for interesting things you can do with them:
- Use as a gift. Instead of spending money on a new gift, use your candle jars and make an inexpensive homemade gift! Fill it with candy or other treats, wrap it in decorative packaging and give it away at birthday parties or other celebrations.
- Decorate your home with them. Candlesticks are excellent ways to beautify any room in the house; whether you want something simple or extravagant depends on how much time and effort you're willing to put into it! You can find some great ideas online or take inspiration from Pinterest boards by searching for "candle jar decorating." There are hundreds of ways that these containers can be used in creative ways—no matter what style of décor appeals most!
- Store food items such as rice or pasta in them if space is tight around the kitchen area (or even under cabinets). This will help keep things organized while making sure nothing spills out over time because there isn't enough space between objects stored together inside cabinets/drawers etcetera anywhere near where they'd normally be placed elsewhere within close proximity like this would happen more often than not without careful consideration beforehand which could lead up until now being something overlooked entirely during setup so check out these tips before getting started instead next time around too because remember: Planning ahead saves both money & energy--not having enough room means buying more supplies which wastes resources both financially & environmentally speaking plus adds extra stress onto workers who may already feel overwhelmed due doing too much work already; thus leading up until now being another reason why planning ahead matters so much before starting anything new off right away when starting again later today."
Creating your own DIY projects is a great way to express your creativity and put your used candle jars to good use. From adding plants or flowers, to using them as storage containers for small supplies like clips or paperclips, these ideas will keep your home organized and beautiful!