15 Ways To Reuse Those Empty Candle Jars?

I don’t know about you, but I love candles. They are one of my favorite ways to enjoy a nice evening with friends or family, and they add so much atmosphere to your home. The problem is that once the candle has been used up, there’s no way to reuse those jars! That’s why we’re going to show you 10 ways how you can reuse them instead!

15 Ways To Reuse Those Empty Candle Jars

1. Use as a vase

If you’re looking for something cheap and easy to do at home (and don’t mind using your imagination), why not make some cute little animals out of your old jars?

Simply fill each one with colored Play-Doh mixed with glue before baking at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes until hardened. Once cooled down again take off the lid then paint on the eyes & beaks etc.

Then cut them apart so they look like real animals once finished painting & drying properly so they don’t crumble apart when handled too much while playing around with other children who will want playtime together too.

2. Use as a watertight container

Use the candle jars to store small items.

You’ve probably seen these around your house, but did you know they can also be used to store small things like paper clips and bobby pins? Yes! Even though they’re empty and have no scent left behind, they work perfectly as a watertight container. You can even use them to keep screws and nails organized in your toolbox or drawers.

3. Turn into a soap dish

A candle jar can be turned into a soap dish by simply using a funnel. Place the lid on top of your jar, then pour the soap into it through the funnel.

To clean, place some water in an empty container and add a few drops of white vinegar to it. Use this mixture as needed to keep your soap dish clean!

4. Make crayon tarts

If you have empty candle jars, no need to be wasteful! Instead of throwing away the wax, use it to make crayon tarts. You can use them as a crayon holder, or even as a candle holder.

They’re also great for holding other things around the house—like toothbrushes and soap dishes! Just be sure that your wax is dry before putting anything in there (or else they may melt).

If you don’t have any leftover wax left after making these cute little containers out of discarded candles, don’t worry; there are plenty of other ways to reuse those old candles:

5. Make a craft storage jar

If you have empty candle jars, but don’t want to throw them away, why not use them for something else? You can turn those containers into storage containers for your supplies.

They’re great for holding beads, buttons, and other small craft items. You could even decorate the jars with paint or stickers if that’s what floats your boat! A lid will keep the contents from spilling out when you’re not using it.

6. Turn into flower pots

  • Use in a garden.
  • Use to store flowers.
  • Use as a gift.
  • Or just use it on your patio table and show people how much you love them because they made it so much easier for you to do this than if they didn’t exist, but that’s not really what we’re here for today, right?
15 Ways To Reuse Those Empty Candle Jars

7. Use as storage for makeup brushes or other toiletries while traveling

You’re on the road, and you need a place to store your makeup brushes. Or you’re in a hotel room and want somewhere besides a bathroom mirror for your toothbrush. Whatever the reason, these candle jars can be used as storage containers for all sorts of things while traveling.

The jar itself has plenty of room; it’s just wide enough to hold one makeup brush or small toiletries like deodorant and toothpaste without being too big to fit in any bag or suitcase easily.

8. Use as a pencil holder or toothbrush holder

  • Use as a pencil holder:
  • You can use this jar as an extra-large pencil case, and keep all your pencils in it. This is especially useful if you have children who like to play with their toys at school or at home.
  • Use as a toothbrush holder:
  • If you have kids who are always running off with toothbrushes (or your own), then this jar is the perfect way to keep track of them! It’s also great for adults too; just make sure they don’t lose their spare toothbrushes while they’re away from home!

9. Store your matches in them once you’re done with the candle and the wick has been removed for safety purposes

When you’re done with the candle, you can use the empty jar to store your matches. This is a great way for them to be kept safe and out of harm’s way—and it also helps keep your kitchen looking clean!

10. Make ice cubes that add to the ambiance of your cup of coffee or glass of wine

You’ve probably done this before: you grab one of those cheap candle jars at the dollar store, fill it with water, and then freeze it until solid. Then you move on to your next project (a new batch of ice cubes).

But if you’re like me, then this is a great way to reuse old candle jars because they have small mouths that make them ideal for making ice cubes! The only thing left to do is use a food-grade silicone mold instead of using regular plastic ones because they are much easier to clean out after use.

These ideas will help you keep from throwing away those beautiful jars!

  • You can use them for many different purposes.
  • They are easy to store and transport.
  • You can use them for many different things, including candles or other items that you would like to display in your home or office, such as gifts for loved ones or friends.

11. Fill with bath salts and sea shells

  • Fill with bath salts and sea shells
  • Use a mason jar with a metal lid
  • Use smaller mason jars for the sea shells, and larger ones for the bath salts

12. Use them to hold silverware for a party or your everyday needs

If you have used your candle jars for storage, here are a few other ways to reuse them:

  • You can use them as holders for silverware. Simply label the jar with a piece of paper, tie on some ribbon or string, and voila! You have an elegant way to organize your utensils at parties or in everyday life.
  • Use one as an extra bowl when cooking by placing it upside down on top of another bowl so that its handles rest inside each other’s bottom edges (this prevents tipping).
  • It’s also useful if you want to serve different soups at once without having them separate from each other when served from different containers
15 Ways To Reuse Those Empty Candle Jars

13. Fill with little succulents

Succulents are a great way to add color and texture to a room, but they’re also easy to care for. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that suits your taste or needs.

If you have an empty candle jar that is just collecting dust on your shelf and don’t know what else to do with it, fill it with succulents! You can even use the vase as a centerpiece for parties or dinner parties by adding some flowers inside.

14. Use as a Hair Bands Storage

  • When you have a large collection of hair bands, you can use them to store your jewelry.
  • If you’re not too attached to your craft supplies, this is an easy way to recycle them into something useful.
  • Another idea would be using these candles as an alternative storage solution for small items like paper clips or beads (which will fit perfectly inside).

15. Make a mason jar chandelier!

A mason jar chandelier is a great way to use up those empty candle jars. The process is simple, and it can be done in an hour or two.

  • Cut off the top of the glass jar with wire cutters and pliers.
  • Drill holes into both sides of the glass lid (or just one side if you’re using a smaller jar). You’ll need at least six inches between each hole so that your string of lights will fit through easily when strung across it later on. If you don’t have any drilling tools handy, try using an electric drill instead!


We hope that you have enjoyed reading about these tips for using your empty candle jars. We love candles! They’re great for creating ambiance in the home and adding an extra glow to your life. If you’re not into candle making, then consider storing them in a jar so they can always be there when you need them.

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Perfect for displaying candles 

10 Clever Uses For Old Candle Jars!