The flame can still burn bright in that empty candle jar.
If you’re a candle lover or prefer the glass containers at the grocery store, think twice before you head to the waste bin.
While recycling these old jars is great for the environment, reusing them around your house is even better — and creative and interactive to boot.
Tend to the planet while curating your aesthetic and interior space. Here are six great uses for old jars around the house.
Turn them into planters
Talk about going green. Your friends were already impressed by the fancy yogurt you’ve been buying that comes in a glass jar, or the soy candles you’ve been shelling out a pretty penny for. Wow them all over again by repurposing it into a little planter to start new roots and put some foliage on display.
Transform them into stylish new food storage
You’d be shocked at the versatility of a pickle jar. Rinse it out, dry it well, and you now have a container that can be used to store dry foods like nuts and granola, or a creative and sturdy place to keep your coffee or tea.
Create a jarring office
Stop fumbling through the scattered staples and pens in your desk trying to find a paperclip. Get organized by using your old jars to store office supplies that you can never find a good home for — until now.
Make a doggy treat jar
Store your puppy treats in a cool, dry jar. Just make sure you don’t tempt Sparky and leave them too close to the edge of the counter.
Produce more candles
Not sure what to do with that old candle jar? Consider making more candles. The process to make DIY candles is doable at home and a great way to save money and reduce waste.
Hold your makeup or paint brushes
Nothing’s worse than a stray brush! Keep your beauty station or art studio organized by popping your brushes into your clean glass jar.