Monday, February 8, 2010

Candle Conversion

I got this candle for my birthday this past November right before Christmas. It smelled wonderful and lasted all through Christmas and most of January. We burned it all the time. But the candle had melted all into the potpourri and had become quite a mess.


I love the canister and decided to empty out the melted candle-potpourri concoction (that took several minutes and a butter knife). Then I went to work on making a new candle using the following:
 
I stuck the Yankee jar candle into the canister and started filling up the canister with the river rocks:

I just filled it until just the rim of the Yankee jar candle was visible. And now I have a nice new candle!

You can't tell in the picture, but when the candle is lit there's a nice soft glow through all of the rocks.



The Breakdown:
Canister: Leftover from a gift

River Rocks: From Pottery Barn Outlet, $7.99 for the bag

Yankee Jar Candle: A Christmas gift


I'm thinking I should start to save the jars and glass containers that my candles come in and remove the labels to use them in various ways once the candles are all burnt out. Any ideas to share?

This post is part of "DIY Day" at A Soft Place to Land, "Trash to Treasure" at Reinvented, and "Decorating Dilemma Party" at Serenity Now!











14 comments:

Pixelrella said...

Love it!

Jennifer Juniper said...

What a great idea to reuse the jar! And I love those little river stones, I have some candles nested in them, too :)

Kayleen said...

Thanks for stopping by! That really is a cute canister! I love your burlap wreath in a previous post, and your desk is just gorgeous! I wouldn't paint it, but maybe give just that wall in the room a different color if you are looking for a change.

amy said...

love it! love the desk, love the little birds hangin' out here and there! thanks for stopping by!

Pamela said...

Great idea!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Jessi! Thanks for the visit. :) I love your new/old candle! My Decorating Dilemmas party is going up later tonight and will be up all day tomorrow. I'd love it if you have a chance to stop by. :) This post would be a good Solution to link up!

Melanie said...

Wonderful idea!

too Blessed to Stress said...

great remake! I love the river rock idea :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Very cute, and LESS MESS!

Xazmin said...

I love it! Saving the jars from candles is a great idea! I have 3 that I use in my bathroom, they're little short sorta square ones? I use them to hold: cotton balls, q-tips, and those little dental floss/tooth pick things. That way if I have a guest that may need something like that, they don't feel like they need to ask me, or go rummaging through my cabinets to find what they need!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for your kind words. This river rock thing is a great idea. I have some, too, and I think I am going to try this with some of the Christmas candles that are looking a bit tired.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thank you so much for linking up, Jessi. :) I'm so glad you stopped by!

Beansieleigh said...

A jar in a jar! Very CUTE! ~tina

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love it....
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