One of my favorite re-purposed items from 2012 was this former K. Hall “Milk” candle that I turned into a makeup brush holder. It would have been a shame to waste a perfectly good glass container [and the subsequent half dozen I’ve scraped clean since last Spring] and I quite like the vintage-y look it gives my tray.
Here’s how I did it:
- Once you’re finished with the candle, stick the jar inside the freezer and let it sit for at least an hour.
- The cold temps will cause any leftover wax to shrink. When you take the jar out of the freezer, scrape any excess wax out with a [dull] knife.
- If there’s a label on the candle- you can remove. Or if you quite like the sticker left on the jar [as I did] leave it right where it is.
- Use a paper towel to wipe off any smudges, bits of wax, or soot that’s been left behind. If you have a hard time cleaning the jar, a dab of baby oil will clean everything off quite nicely.
- Rinse with soap and water then dry.
- Voila! You have a fancy, re-purposed glass container!
Thymes // Ambersweet Orange candle
Top notes of creamy almond milk, delicate orange blossom and a sweet splash of mandarin harmonize brightly in this delicious comforting fragrance. A zest of lively nutmeg, sandalwood and cardamom swirls gently below, releasing a subtle sambal of Indian spices. Tonka bean and smooth vanilla lend depth and warmth.
[also filed under: thing on my coffee table that I can’t stop smelling]