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Creative Uses for Old Jars

I love old jars! Whether it is old candle jars, old mason jars, bottles or food cans there are loads of ways to up cycle them. My favorite candles are the 3 wick candles from Bath and Body Works. I love the candles themselves but what I love just about as much is that they also make for some of the best up-cycled jars. Don’t throw them out! Here are some great ways you can reuse them in and around your home.


Here are some of the ways I use my 3-wick candle jars for new uses.


{cotton balls, q-tips, cotton rounds, bath salts, etc}

I took E6000 and glued on simple knobs for the ones I use in the bathroom. I feel like it gave them that extra touch extra touch.


{pens, thread, beads, buttons and other small bits}


{makeup brushes, makeup, hair ties, jewelry, etc}


{loose change, marbles, kids small toys, etc}

These old jars would be great to hold all kinds of small bits and baubles. In the kitchen you could use them for candy, a small sugar jar, to hold your cupcake liners, etc. The ideas for what you can put in these jars are endless.

Have fun thinking of creative ways to fill your old jars!!


Friday 27th of September 2019

I made candy dishes out of these for my managers at work. I cut and glued a strip of Christmas fabric around the outside, put a knob on top and filled them with Christmas treats that I made. I have dozens of these jars.

Jessi @ Practically Functional

Sunday 10th of March 2013

Great ideas! And those jars are perfect, I might have to get myself some giant candles and start burning them!


Thursday 14th of March 2013

That's the plus, the slatkin candles are great. :)


Thursday 7th of March 2013

They look so great with the lids on! I love them! I would love for you to come by and link this or another project/recipe at my brand new link party!! Hope to see you!

Spatulas On Parade - Dawn

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

Great idea and I love the beads with your makeup brushes, cute idea. PinnedThanksFound you at Fun in Functional link partyDawn

Cynthia Landrie

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

What great ideas! I love the jars with the handles on top! Smart and pretty way to recycle a jar!

I would love it if you would share this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! It is for DIY, crafts and recipes. Hope to see yo there! The party is live now and runs through Wednesday at midnight!

Cynthia at