I recently made these glitter containers from some old burnt out candles! I think that they are a great way to up-recycle and make super pretty last minute gifts! They were very easy to make and add a nice sparkle to any room! The big ones can be used for makeup brushes and the smaller ones can be used for bobby pins of office knick knacks like paper clips.
- Old candles. I used various sizes of Slatkin & Co. candles (the ones from Bath & Body Works)
- Mod Podge
- A craft paintbrush or sponge
- A craft knife
- Some newspaper or wax paper
- Nail polish remover and a cotton swab
- A microwave safe cup and some water
Step One: Freeze the Candle
Put your candles in the freezer overnight. This makes the wax less sticky and makes it easier to remove from the canister.
Step Two: Take Out the Wax
With waxed paper or newspaper down to protect your work station, remove the old wax from your candle. To do this use your craft knife to cut around the outside of the candle, then stick the knife into the middle of the candle and twist. The wax should break into smaller sections and be easy to remove.
Step Three: Remove the Wick
With a microwave safe mug, heat up some water. Pour this into your candle containers and swish it around. If the wick is still sticking, use your craft knife to gently remove your wick from the bottom of the container.
Step Four: Remove Labels
Give your container a good wash and peal off the front sign. Then, use your knife or nail to scrape off the bottom label.
Step Five: Complete Clean:
Step Six: Glitter!
Use your craft paintbrush to paint a thin layer of mod podge all over your container. Make sure that there are no big globs of mod podge. Next, pour glitter into the bottom of your glass and swirl it around. To get the sides, tilt the container onto its side and move it in a circular motion. Another way to do this is to tilt the container and pour more glitter in along the sides.
Once you have completed glittering your candle, fold your wax paper or news paper and use it like a funnel to pour extra glitter back into the container.
If at first there are visible white globs from the mod podge, don’t worry! The mod podge will dry clear.
If you have a candle container that already has a pretty pattern on it, just follow steps one through five to remove the wax!
The finished product:
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