My mom-in-law knows I love candles and always keeps me well stocked! She bought this fresh smelling candle during the summer on a visit we took to World Market, one of my favorite places to shop for interesting home decor. I loved the look of this candle jar as well as the fragrance and thought it would make a pretty vase for flowers.
It was easier getting the wax out than I thought it would be. I scanned this Wiki article which offers 3 Easy Ways to Get Wax Out of a Candle Jar for reference and went to work.
- I used a butter knife to scrape and pry out the wax that was looser.
- There was still some wick to burn so I lit and let it burn a few minutes to soften the rest of the wax.
- I than pried the wax while the candle was still lit a little at a time as it softened.
- Once the wax popped away from the sides and the bottom, I blew out the candles and pulled the rest of the wax out of the jar. Easy peasy!
- I uses dish soap and hot water to clean all the residue from the butter knife and the jar. The Wiki article said that if the residue won't come off with soap and water to use baby oil, but I didn't need to for this particular jar.
I'm loving how my new vase looks. The Golden Rod is starting to look a little sad outside, but I love the yellow with the green and was glad I could get one last bouquet in before their season is completely over!