Turn Your Empty Candle Containers into Storage Containers!

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

What happens when you have reached the very end of the candle? The container is too cute and convenient to just throw away. So how about spicing it up and turning it into a storage container for your apartment?

This is a perfect way to upcycle in your apartment!

 

 

First, what you will need is:

  • Wax paper
  • Glossy or matte finish Mod Podge ( sealer and finisher glue)
  • Glitter
  • Regular nail polish remover
  • Cotton pads
  • A craft or glue brush
  • A completely used candle (that has been put in the freezer for several hours or overnight)
  • A butter knife
  • Half a cup of water

 

Once you have gathered your supplies and your candle has been frozen for a couple of hours, you can get started.

 

First place a sheet of wax paper on your working surface. (This will make the clean up process easier.)

 

Take the butter knife and trace around the leftover candle, then take the knife and crack the middle of the candle.

 

Pull out the candle chunks.

 

Take half a cup of water and microwave it for 30 seconds. Pour it into the glass container, and swirl it around. This will loosen the glue of the wick candles so they can be easier to get out.

 

After that, take your butter knife and slide out the wicks. Now, wash your candle to make sure all the glue and candle wax is out. (The sticker on the front of the glass container can be peeled off and the sticker on the bottom can be scraped off with the butter knife.)

 

Rewash your container to make sure there is no sticky residue from the stickers.

 

Pour some nail polish remover on a cotton pad and rub it around the outside and the inside of the container just to make sure you got it nice and clean.

 

Take the craft or glue brush and paint the entire inside of the glass container with the Mod Podge.

 

Pour some glitter into the container and keep moving it around until it covers all of the Mod Podge. It’s ok if some of the glitter falls out. That’s what the wax paper is for!

 

Once the entire inside is filled with the glitter, tap out all the excess glitter onto the wax paper, and then pour it back into the glitter bottle.

 

Let it dry.

 

Once it is dry you can fill it up as a storage container or add some vase fillers inside and use it as a pencil or brush holder.

Ta da! Perfect storage container for bobby pins, make up brushes and anything else your heart desires!

 

Video by Missglamorazzi http://bit.ly/MqXnxS, Picture from polishjinx.blogspot.com and http://frappelattes.com

 

Category: Apartment Life, Apartment Organization, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining, DIY, Going Green

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