5 Ways to Put Your Old Candle Holders to Use

December 04, 2020

5 Ways to Put Your Old Candle Holders to Use | CLARRI HILL

If you’re a candle lover like us, then you probably have a collection of empty candle holders scattered all over your home. Beautiful candles holders are now piling up deep in your closets collecting dust. But don't worry, we are here to take that “throwing away” guilt from you and give you some easy tips on how to reuse them!

Before you can put your lovely candle holders to use, you have to clean them out. It may seem like this is an endless process, tirelessly scrubbing that wax out of your container. Well, we’re here to tell you that there is any easier way this could be done without an hour workout session on your arms. Simply boil water and pour into into your finished candle. Leave the water in the candle holder for roughly 2-3 hours and you should be able to remove the wax from the told of the holder. Then wash out the remaining wax and rinse.



A plant is always a vibrant addition to any home. Utilize your old candle holders as planters. Our holders are the perfect size to become a home to a small succulent, cactus or kitchen herbs. A pro tip: add different layers of soil, stones or moss to our clear jars for an earthy feel, plus to make your plant’s home an oasis. Use it as a centerpiece on your coffee table, or on your window sill to add some greenery to your home.


Candles and flowers are our happy place. And the best way to combine both is by repurposing old candle holders as vases for some beautiful flowers! Our sleek holders are the perfect addition to any kitchen table – simply place some pretty blooms from your garden and fill with water.


Do you ever feel like you clean your bathroom counter every time you go in there and it still ends up unorganized? What better way to organize your beauty space than to use candle holders. Use one to hold your toothbrushes and toothpaste, and the other can hold cotton balls or pads, cotton tips, or manicuring items. Lids are also a great tool, acting like a protective barrier from bathroom messes for whatever you are storing inside.


Spice up your kitchenware in a budget friendly way! Our candle holders are designed to be drinking glasses once empty. They are made of thick glass, which them an excellent use for a wide variety of drinks. Show off your classic glass collection at your next dinner party. Worried about residual wax left in the holder? Soy wax is derived from vegetables, it is biodegradable and non-toxic!


Getting ready in the morning can be a challenge in itself, but getting ready when your vanity station is messy beyond control is even harder! Candle holders are the perfect container for makeup brushes, eyeliners, mascaras, and so many more. Not only useful for makeup, they can be a huge de-cluttering tool for storing your hair elastics and bobby pins, making your morning rush a breeze.

We shared just a few of hundreds of possibilities for your old candle holders. Don’t let your empty jars clutter up your place, use your creative mind and spice up your home.

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