What to do with your saved up used candle jars…

Do you save your candles jars once the candle is gone? I do. I realized I had a bunch and needed to do something with them. I took these three and made them into some cute vases. This DIY is so easy. Here is what I did with my saved up candle jars…

I took a trip to Dollar Tree and found some fun raised stickers. Here are the ones I bought…

I must confess, before I bought these stickers, I tried using my glue gun to make a polka dot pattern. It worked, but they looked so sloppy. See below…..that is when I decided to hit up Dollar Tree and see if they had something better. The stickers above were perfect.

Once I got the stickers I just stuck them on in a nice pattern. I had already spray painted the jars white after the glue gun debacle, which is why they are already white. You don’t have to spray paint until after the stickers are applied.

Then I spray painted them again. It took a few coats of paint to look good.

I had these red flowers on hand so used those to fill the vases. You, of course, can use whatever you want. I think these would make really cute succulent pots too. You could also use these to store pens, pencils, crayons, etc. Or use them in the bathroom for Q-tips, cotton balls, makeup brushes, etc.

Here are some photos from a few different places in my home.

Candle Jar DIY
Candle Jar DIY
Candle Jar DIY

And there you have it. Easy, cheap and cute too. What have you done with your old candle jars?



  • Reply Peg January 28, 2022 at 9:53 am

    I save and use mine for storing spices and bits – tea bags, candies, buttons, and so and so on. Love seeing the colors in the jars. Nice decorating.

    • Reply Jodi House January 28, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Yes! All great ideas! Glad you like mine too.

  • Reply Cynthia A Morgan February 4, 2022 at 10:46 am

    Absolutely love that, wonderful idea. I am so Going to try that. Thank you for the great idea.

    • Reply Jodi House February 4, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      Glad you like it and hope you give it a try!

      • Reply Sharon February 5, 2022 at 8:51 pm

        I really like this “reversed embossed look”! Very pretty. I just always thought it’s a hassle getting that last residual bit of candle wax out of the jars and just isn’t worth it. But, I will re-think on that next time my candle has gone down. Thanks!

        • Reply Jodi House February 6, 2022 at 8:45 am

          The possibilities are endless! A tip for getting the wax out of the candles….put them in the freezer for a few hours. The wax breaks about easier. 😁

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