Candles are usually thoughtfully designed and sometimes I buy them just because the jar is so darn cute. However, when the candle burns out I find it difficult to part from them as the jar was the main reason for the purchase! This is why I decided to be a bit more creative and make my own makeup holders, let it be for mascaras, brushes or just random bits and pieces that are lying around.
You only need a burned candle and a knife, it is that easy! The candle wax may be difficult to get out, so there are two possibilities to remove it – you can either put the jar in the freezer for a few hours (and the wax is supposed to fall out immediately) or just carve the wax out chunk by chunk like I did. Because there is always a bit of wax residue on the glass, just fill the jar with hot water and some soap and try to scrub all the residue. Then just dry it with a paper towel and that’s it!
I have high hopes for my current candle from Ikea – besides smelling like freshly baked cookies, the jar is insanely cute and will probably serve as a bobby pin container in a few weeks. :)