It's Tuesday and that means Tool Time, but today's post is also a recycling project. Jar candles are pretty pricey, so why not use every part of the candle and the jar. See the end of the post for links to other posts I've done on recycling candle jars.
Here is a large jar with the top on and some extra tops I've started to save.
This post is about using the tops for so many different things.
First, we need to take off that plastic ring that keeps the lid on the jar...here's where the "tool" comes into play. Had to find a tool time in this!
Carefully place the tip of a flat head screw driver under the rim of the plastic ring.
Slowly work the screw driver down until the ring pops off. Be careful not to chip the glass. That's it...nice and easy.
Now here you have it...the cutest little glass bowl, perfect for just about any thing.
Here are a few ideas!
How about a little bowl for sewing pins.
Great by your machine or by your side when doing some hand sewing.
Perfect as a collection on your desk.
Each jar top holds all your office supplies.
Painting project? Use a candle jar top as a re-usable dipping dish.
You can take this next idea with a grain of salt...had to do that pun. These will be great salt cellars and pepper too. I am assuming glass is glass and these are safe for food after you have washed them carefully...not sure, but just wanted to share the idea.
You could also use it to hold sugar packets.
How about the obvious...a tea light candle holder!
These would be pretty at each place setting at the dinner table, along the walk way, on your deck or porch etc
Now what to do with all the plastic rings I'm collecting...I'm thinking a ring toss game for the kids! Ahh, a future Tool Time in the making!
UPDATE...click HERE for a post I did to make little wreaths with these rings!!
If you have any more ideas for these jar tops, share it in the comment section. I'd love to hear more.
Click here for the post I did on recycling the wax from the end of a candle.
Click here for the post on recycling the whole candle jar.