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Ideas for Reusing a Candle Jar

Ideas for Reusing a Candle Jar

It all started with our deliciously scented Philadelphia Candle, made from 100% soy wax and with notes of bitter orange, neroli, cedarwood, and tonka bean. After the 40 hour burning time came to an end, as do all good things, the gorgeous candle jar was ready for their next phase in life. We boiled some tap water, filled the jar, waited for the remainder of the wax to float up and harden. Then voila! The jar was ready for a new life filled with fun new adventures.

Philadelphia Candle Jar Bucket List

– Holder of all objects (pencils, hair clips, cotton balls, etcetera)

– Gift wrap (insert gift inside jar, then use a piece of fabric on top, tie a string around the top)

– Tea light holder (great for summer dinner parties)

– Plant propagation vessel (a fun way to water or soil propagate a new baby plant)

Peek below to see how easy it is to repot a small plant into this playfully illustrated jar!

Guide to potting a small plant

Step 1: Find a plant cutting or one that needs repotting

Before the candle jar was ready we started growing this small plant inside the bottom of a plastic bottle. We had run out of jars!

A great tip: Reuse your plastic bottles as well, cutting parts for art projects, or creating decorative mobiles via upcycling techniques. Google is your friend for inspo on that one.

Step 2: Grab potting mix and move over the plant

Add soil to the bottom of the jar. Carefully move the plant from one vessel to the next. Add more soil to top it off. It is vital to water it well afterwards.

*If water propagating a new cutting, fill the jar with water, and then proceed to submerge the cutting. Change the water periodically and watch the roots grow!

Step 3: Continue finding ways to reduce waste and reuse as much as you can!

It shouldn’t stop here! This plant will continue to grow, it will need another pot soon. Go back to it’s bucket list and check off or add the next thing!


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