Crafts for Repurposed Glass – Part 2 – Removing Candle Remains

I’ve really gotten into finding uses for glass jars and bottles.  Candles frequently come in glass containers, and I’ve been experimenting with their uses.  For example, Ikea sells inexpensive scented candles.  Some with tops, and others without tops:

"Sinnlig" vanilla candle without a top, $1.79

“Sinnlig” vanilla candle without a top, $1.79

"Sinnlig" vanilla scented candle with a sealed top, $3.99

“Sinnlig” vanilla scented candle with a sealed top, $3.99

After completely burning the topless version of Sinnlig,  I liked its shape, and decided to clean it.  After research, I read that you can freeze the candle and remove it (if it has not already burned down).  For me, this was not necessary.  After I rinsed the outside in hot water, I was able to scoop out most of the remaining wax.  Then, after reading that cooking oil removes the remainder, I thought I’d try spray oil.  I used some generic-brand that was languishing in my cabinet.

The spray oil helps evenly coat the wax in the glass and allows it to stay in place.

The spray oil helps evenly coat the wax in the glass and allows it to stay in place.

Simply spray the inside generously with the oil.

Spray generously!

Spray generously!

Using a paper towel, wipe out the wax.  It comes out easily!

Wipe with a paper towel

Wash in the dishwasher or by hand, and you now have an adorable juice glasses.

Clean Sinnlig glasses

The candles with covers are not the same size or shape, but I have a few ideas for them, too.  Stay tuned!

 

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