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How to Reuse and Recycle Candle Containers
How to Recycle and Reuse Candle Containers

Dirty, used candle containers

David Fisher
What does this collection of stuff look like to you?

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.)

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