If you're a fan of STATE YOUR MOOD's candles, you probably have a collection of empty candle jars lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash, consider upcycling them into stylish and functional décor. Not only does this keep those jars out of landfills, but it also gives them a new lease on life. In this post, we'll explore the environmental benefits of upcycling and share some ideas for transforming your SYM candle jars into eco-friendly home décor.
Cleaning and Prepping Your SYM Candle JarsBefore you start your upcycling project, you need to make sure your candle jars are clean and ready to go. Here's how to clean and prep your jars:
- Allow the wax to cool and harden completely.
- Use a butter knife or spoon to remove as much of the remaining wax as possible.
- Fill the jar with hot water and a few drops of dish soap, and let it soak for a few minutes.
- Use a soft sponge or cloth to scrub the inside of the jar, and a toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas.
- Rinse the jar thoroughly with hot water, and dry completely with a towel or let it air dry.
Upcycling Ideas for Your SYM Candle JarsOnce your SYM candle jars are clean and prepped, it's time to get creative! Here are some upcycling ideas to inspire you:
- Bathroom Décor: Give your bathroom a unique touch by using your candle jars to store bathroom essentials like cotton swabs, cotton rounds, and bath salts.
- DIY Terrariums: Create a mini garden inside your candle jar by adding some soil, rocks, and small plants or succulents. Our Clear Intentions (Clear) Jar, will allow you to see the plant's roots and growth, making for a unique and eye-catching piece of décor.
- Pen Holders: Use your candle jar as a stylish pen holder on your desk. The jar's intricate designs will add a touch of elegance to your workspace.
- Drinking Cups: Our jars are perfect for cold drinks like iced tea, lemonade, or smoothies, and their intricate designs will make your drink look even more refreshing. ***Note that it's important to make sure your SYM candle jars are cleaned thoroughly before using them as drinking cups.***