This is one of the only times in my life where I can fully focus on home.
In this in-between stage of undergrad and graduate school, I’m embracing domesticity at it’s every turn. Honestly, it’s something I truly enjoy. Having time to make, clean, mend, recreate is refreshing. I’m no longer in the rut of rushing.
So today I documented the process of turning a used-up candle into a sparkly, nick nack jar.
Here’s where I began:
- I finished burning the candle for the last time.
- Let the candle cool once you blow it out.
- Place the candle in the freezer. This will cause the wax to harden past a normal room temperature level.
- Set a timer for an hour or two. Go about your day.
- Return to pop the wax out with a butter knife. This should and will work like magic.
- Scrub the glass’ smoke stained interior with the rough portion of a sponge. Use a lot of liquid soap and the stains will come right off.
- Let the glass dry or if impatient like me, pat it down with a towel.
- Place your new objects in your glimmering, upcycled jar.
- Be thankful a quick job saved money and saved you from purchasing a new empty jar when you already owned one.
Converting a candle into a container is a simple introduction into upcycling. It’s relaxing, and at the end of the process, you have a more organized home.