So I’m not the most “handy” of people, I’m not what you would describe as crafty and can barely follow instructions for most do-it-yourself projects. This however is not complicated – even for someone like me!! All thats required is some burnt out candle holders and bit of liquid dish soap. (and a tiny bit of patience)
To start I really like Diptyque candles, they are a bit pricey but they offer such a wide range of scents and as a bonus the glass jars they come in are clean and minimal and my favorite – black and white of course! My favorites are Feu de Boi and Amber ! I try and always keep a few scents around the house in various sizes and over the years have collected quite the collection of empties. It always seemed like such a shame to throw them out so I decided to clean them all out and ended up loving them around our place for unexpected storage.
Guest bath | Desk top | Make-up
I goggled how to best clean them out and there are tons and tons of suggestions online but what I found works best is to scrape the soft wax thats left behind out with something sharp-ish like an old knife…I do this carefully by using the tip of the knife to break down the wax at the bottom of the jar and then can usually just shake out most of the loosened wax. Once you get out as much as possible this way then with rubber gloves, some liquid dish soap, warm water and an old sponge, work the rest out including the soot around the rim – they come out clean and spotless! Check out results below and how I styled them.