Reusing empty candle glasses and tumblers

This Winter, I seemed to have developed an obsession with scented candles. It's become almost a routine to light one in the evenings, and as a result, I've now built up a small collection of empty glass tumblers. Once finished, it seemed a shame to put them in the recycling bin, so instead I cleaned them out and put them to good use around my bedroom:

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Now I don't know about you, but my desk can become quite messy and cluttered. Which is why this empty Neom tumbler has come in so handy. It's now a desk tidy, and houses my daily essentials (namely hand cream and lip balm), both of which can be found at a moment's notice. Previously, they'd get caught up in all my paperwork and it would take me a good few minutes to locate the items.

Some candles are beautifully decorated (eg. Elemis royal candle), and once cleaned out, they'd be perfect as a make up brush holder. My Noble Isle candle came with it's own lid, and once I've finished burning it, I plan to put it to good use as a storage pot for cotton wool pads.

Smaller glass tumbers have come in incredibly handy too. My empty Apivita candle is the perfect size for housing all my hair clips, and I've got another glass tumbler on my desk which holds odds and ends such as superglue, name badges and elastic bands.

Do you have a favourite scented candle? What do you do with your empty candle glasses?

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  1. I picked up some glass housed candles in poundland, now they've run out I use them to store perfume samples and hair clips. Some an inexpensive storage solution! :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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    1. That's a good idea. I've got quite a few perfume samples lying around and an empty candle glass would be the perfect way to store them, thanks Leanne! x

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  2. im in the same situation - I've been using mine for all sorts - they do come in quite handy x

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  3. It is such a good idea to re use candle jars. They are so useful. x

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  4. Such a great idea for storage...I think this means I have to go buy scented candles to be able to use the tumblers afterwards haha ;P

    I love using wax melts in my room, I have a fair few so I can just play around with different scents depending on my mood :)

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. Haha sounds like the perfect excuse to do some shopping! Scented candles are so nice to have around, I love lighting them in the evenings x

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  5. Ahh how do you clean out the candles? (is that a lame quesion) aha

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    1. Not at all, I was actually going to mention it in my blog post but decided against it as I didn't want it to be too long.

      I find it easiest when the wax is still soft, but the glass has cooled down enough to hold. Then I just use some washing up liquid and a sponge to clean it out. If it's already dried, you could try softening it with some hot water. Hope that helps x

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  6. That's such a good idea! Weirdly, I use the box that my Calvin Klein candle came in to store all of my hair bobbles as they seem to go astray so easily!

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Thanks Hannah, hair bobbles are the worst! I'm forever buying new ones to replace the ones that I've lost x

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  7. Ah, great post!
    I currently have 4 on various places: 2 in the bathroom (one for toothbrushes and toothpastes, the other for my makeup brushes), one on my desk as a pen holder and a last one near my makeup storage to hold products I'm trying to use up!

    Would love on with a lid, though, like the one you have! Hmm, that's sth to look into when getting a new candle, lol!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Tina, they're so useful aren't they! Haha happy shopping! x

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