Repurposing your Candles

Repurposing your Candles

Here at DW Home, we are committed to encouraging our customers to up-cycle or recycle our candle jars. Check out our three favorite ways to clean out your candle jar below and find some inspiration for what to do with your freshly cleaned jar!

Boiling Method:

If you are having a hard time getting the wax out of your candle jar, then this method will work the best for you! Boil water, carefully pour into the jar, and wait for the wax to lift up. Stir until the remaining wax has melted from the sides of the vessel. Allow the water to cool, throw out the wax, and drain the leftover water. Finish off by washing the jar with warm water and soap, and wiping away any leftover wax.

Make your office area more organized with repurposed candle jars!

Oven Method:

If you have multiple jars you would like to repurpose, then this method is fast and easy! Carefully carve out as much wax as you can using a knife. Heat your oven to 180 degrees and place a double layer of tinfoil on a baking pan. Place the candles upside down on the baking pan and let them heat in the oven for 15 minutes. The wax will drain out onto the tinfoil, making it easy to discard the wax. Carefully grab the warm vessel with a thick towel and wipe away any wax residue with a paper towel. Allow the vessels to cool down then clean them out with warm water and soap, wiping away any leftover wax.  

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Freezer Method:

Place your finished candle in the freezer overnight or until it is frozen. Use a knife to carve out remaining wax. Use a paper towel with warm water to wipe out any leftover wax from the inside of the jar.

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Be sure to tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with your creative repurpose projects with #DWRepurpose - we can't wait to see how you all up-cycle your candle jars!


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