Thursday, April 12, 2012

Recycle your old candles!

Today I have a tutorial for a DIY brush holder or decor.

I don't know about you, but I love candles. 
I have a TON of them.
I'm using a Bath and Body Works candle for today's tutorial.

Once your candle has hit bottom, get a pair of pliers and pull the metal wick holder out.
Do this while the wax is melted.

I like to take the left over wax and pour it into a container to make tarts for my warmer.
What ever you do, DON'T pour the wax down the drain.

I put my wax in the freezer for a few minutes so it doesn't melt the plastic holder.

Clean up as much wax as you can.

Use alcohol to remove the glue from the wicks. 

Use any filler of your choice and VIOLA! A brush holder.

Fill it up with sand and add seashells from the beach for a nice decor item. 
The possibilities are endless...



  1. i do this too! even make them glasses to drink out of ;-)

  2. I throw mine in the recycle bin, but I will try this next time.

  3. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Ive done this so many times!(:
    But I never thought about using the wax for my sentsy pot thanks for the amazing idea!