I am a self proclaimed candle lover. I am always splurging on new ones. Not only are they a great way to fragrance a home, you can use the jars for other super cute projects!
Here is a great how to guide from Wiki How on removing that pesky left over wax from candle jars.
#1. Light the candle As soon as the wax has completely melted, extinguish the flame.
#2 Use a Knife to push a point in the wax so the candle cracks. The piece may come out in one or two pieces. You can also save the leftover wax for other candles!
#3 Use a paper towel to wipe out the inside of the jar. This will remove any wax residue that is sure to have formed in the jar.
#4 Fold a dishtowel in fourths in the bottom of a pot. Then place the candle on the cloth.
#6 Fill the jar with water that is room temperature. Make sure that the water overflows!
#7 Heat the pot at a temperature no higher than medium. Do not leave unattended.
#7 Check the temperature with a thermometer. Many waxes will melt between 140-160 degrees. Left over wax should be floating on top the water now.
#8 Use A Ladle to pour water from the pan back into the jar. Again, make sure that it overflows.
#9 Turning off the heat, let the water cool to room temperature.
#10 Let the remaining wax harden on the top of the water. Throw away or use a strainer to drain the water and save the wax.
#11 Use a bottle brush or a brush used for dishes. Any left over wax should come right out!
Such a quick and easy way to reuse any old candle jars that you have laying around. I cannot wait to do this to all of my jars!