Candles are a great addition to any home decor, but when the candle has burned down to the end, it can be hard to part with the beautiful vessel it was housed in. The good news is that you don't have to! With a little bit of creativity, you can easily reuse your candle vessel and make it a functional and stylish part of your home.
Step 1: Remove any remaining wax: Once the candle has burned down to the end, it is important to remove any remaining wax from the vessel. You can do this by placing the vessel in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. The wax will shrink and pull away from the sides, making it easy to remove. You can use a butter knife or a spoon to help gently pry the wax out of the vessel. If there's any remaining wax inside the vessel, you can use a paper towel or cloth to wipe it out.
Step 2: Clean the vessel: After you have removed the wax, it's important to clean the vessel before using it for something else. To remove any remaining wax residue or soot, you can use a mixture of hot water and dish soap. Then, dry the vessel with a clean cloth.
Step 3: Decide on a new use: Once the vessel is clean, it's time to decide on a new use for it. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Use it as a vase for fresh flowers.
- Use it as a planter for small succulents or herbs.
- Use it to store small items like jewelry or trinkets.
- Use it as a container for candles of a different size
- Use it as a pen holder or make up brush holder
Step 4: Decorate it: Once you have decided on a new use for your candle vessel, you can give it a little bit of personality by decorating it. You can paint it, add decals, or use contact paper to give it a new look.
When your candle has burned down to the end, don't throw away the vessel. Instead, with a little bit of effort and creativity, you can easily reuse it and make it a functional and stylish part of your home decor. Not only you'll save money but also you'll give a second chance to a beautiful piece. Happy candle making!