Candle Turned Flower Vase

June 25, 2014

DIY / home / style

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You can turn just about anything into a flower vase, which I love because you don’t have to throw out pretty containers AND you don’t have to buy a new vase. I burned through this candle and loved the pattern so much that I wanted to re-purpose it. With a few simple steps, I created a new flower vase to hold these bright summer blooms.

I simply turned the burner on low heat and placed the candle in a pan. Be careful to remove any labels from the bottom of your candle prior to heating. Also, it doesn’t take long for the old wax to melt, so sit tight and never leave the burner unattended.

Once the edges of the old wax start to melt, use a pot holder to remove the candle from the pan. Scoop the wax from the candle into a disposable container (I used an old soup can). Let it cool prior to putting in the garbage.

Scrub any remaining wax and soot with an SOS pad and warm, soapy water. Be mindful of the container you’re cleaning though, as steel wool can scratch delicate surfaces.

Add your pretty blooms! For just a few bucks, flowers instantly infuse color and life into your home. Next time you’re at the supermarket, scope out their flowers. They usually have a nice seasonal selection at various price points.

And there you have it! It’s so easy to re-purpose items in your home. Because I’m bonkers for fresh flowers, I’ve also transformed spaghetti sauce jars, soap bottles, and even beer bottles into vases.

Have you ever come across a pretty container you couldn’t part with? How did you re-purpose it?

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