If it looks like a bunch of dirty jars that need to be thrown out, then this article is probably not for you. If it looks like a collection of dirty, but still wonderful candle containers, just waiting for a frugal, green-minded, candle-loving crafter, then we're ready to go.
Spread newspaper out onto your counter or table, and be sure that you're wearing old, craft-clothes. I guarantee you, you will get melted wax on your clothes, and there will be drips of wax onto your work surface. Trust me on this one.
Another note: Before you even get started trying to reuse or recycle some candle containers, please be sure you understand how to choose a safe candle container. While I am 100% for reusing containers when possible, just because you CAN reuse a container, doesn't mean that it's safe to do so. (I'll talk more about this in a later step.)