As you may or may not know, I am a hoarder of old candle jars. Hubby and I got to Bath and Body Works each time the season changes and we pick out 3 or 4 new scents to burn over the next couple months. It’s one of our favorite dates to go out to happy hour and then go candle-pickin’! Don’t judge. It’s awesome. Anyway, once we burn through all those delicious aromas we are left with lots of waxy candle jars. I hate to see a good piece of glass go to waste, so I remove all the old leftover wax and clean them, using the tutorial here, and then I’m left with fresh clean glasses for good candle jar crafts! I decided to use one of my jars and make a fun and functional cotton ball holder to go in the bathroom!
Follow along with the super easy-peasy tutorial below to make your own 🙂
Candle Jar Craft Cotton Ball Holder Materials
– Brass Candlestick (I get mine from the Goodwill for super cheap!)
– Knob (optional)
Once your jar is cleaned out and dry, apply a little bit of E-6000 glue to the rim of your candlestick and press it firmly to the bottom of your jar. But some weight on top of the bottom of the candle stick, like a weighty book, to form a really strong and tight bond. Let dry overnight.
This step is optional, but if you have pretty know you want to use as a handle for your cotton ball holder, remove the screw and use the E-6000 again to adhere it to the lid from your candle jar. Or you can screw it through the candle jar lid. It’s up to you!
Add your cotton balls, pop on the lid and place it in the bathroom in a spot where you can admire it! I like to use round cotton pads instead of cotton balls, so I stuck those in my jar. I find they are better for getting off nail polish and the like!
Here’s my finished bathroom storage cotton ball/pad holder 🙂
These little repurposed candle jars would be perfect for containing other bathroom sundries like q-tips, hair ties, bobby pins, and other little doo-dads! I have a couple other jars that I use to hold little nail polish bottles and the effect is quite pretty. I just love being able to reuse candle jars and give them a whole new life as something else!
What other candle jar crafts should I attempt? Any other really clever uses that you’ve seen out in Blogland?
LOVE this idea! SO creative! PS. You’ve got the prettiest bathroom ever!!!
Aw thank you Kristi! And the funny thing about this bathroom is is that it’s not even the master… we have a crappy little small closet-sized master bath and this big beautiful bathroom is all the way across the house. So weird!
Oh my gosh where is your sink from it is gorgeous!
Thank you so much, Chloe!! I love it too 🙂 I’m not sure where it’s from since it was here when we moved in, but I found a similar one on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Blooming-Flower-Vessel-Sink-White/dp/B007X993OK Hope that helps! 🙂
What a creative idea! You really dressed up that old jar and turned it into a beautiful way to display your cotton balls. Nice job, my friend!
Thank you so much, Carrie! Funny how something so simple could turn into something into pretty and useful! I’m probably going to make a million more haha
So Simple and Chic! I love it. I just finished off a Bath and Body Works candle and might have to do this!
Thanks so much, Bre! And you totally do! The uses for these things is endless 🙂 Have a great weekend!
So clever, Erica! And it’s so cute!! Love the idea of using a candlestick. And ps, your sink is ADORBS.
Thank you, Amanda! I’ve definitely been trying to find new ways to use those old jars 🙂 And thanks! I think it’s pretty darn cute, too!
This is so gorgeous. A good upcycle is always a favorite for me to find. I love your bathroom by the way. Thank you for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you will share Sunday night again.
Bethany from The Southern Couture
Thank you SO much Bethany! I just couldn’t bear to throw away all that good glass, so I’m glad I can turn them into something else! 🙂 Thanks for the fab party!!
Erica, do you know how many B&BW candle jars I have? These are perfectly cute! I’ll have to make some… And I think your date night pickin candles is soo cute! Xo
Aw thanks, Kendra! It’s one of our favorite dates 🙂 And I have SOOOO many candle jars lying around too – time for me to break out the hot water and clean out another batch!
Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was
super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m
thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but
I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for newbie blog writers?
I’d certainly appreciate it.
I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also pay
a quick visit this blog on regular basis to obtain updated from hottest gossip.