I love candles. So many candles come in really pretty jars these days. It seems like a waste to just throw them away, so I decided to re-use one as a pretty, autumnal jar, to place an LED tealight in for a soft glow during the cool, fall months. It is super easy, and I love re-purposing the jar.
Start with a clean jar, one with all the wax pulled out. (You can freeze the leftover bits to easily scrape them out, if it’s giving you a hard time.)
Sometimes the labels peel off easily, but 100% of the time in my house, it’s a battle. I peel off what I can and then use Oops to get the rest of the residue off.
For the next step, you need Mod Podge and I used some autumn colored leaves found at the dollar store. I just pulled them off the stems and after applying a generous coat of Mod Podge to the inside of the jar, I placed the leaves pretty side down around the inside of the jar. I wouldn’t use real leaves because I think they would eventually turn brown and ugly. It looks a hot mess now, but wait until it dries.
Ta da! A pretty, fall jar, perfect for a little flameless candle or even putting wrapped candies in. Pretty spiffy, and it was made for pennies!