After 80-100 hours of burn time together, you may find yourself a bit connected to your Mason Jar candle. Once your flame has been reduced to a wick tab and light remnants of wax residue, you may begin to go through notions of serious withdrawal. In short time your candle and Mason jar could be on its way out of your life, forever.
What if there was a way to keep the jar? Reuse it for an alternate purpose?
Well my friend… you’re in luck, because here are 5 brilliant ways you can keep that beautiful Mason jar glowing in your sun-filled kitchen for time to come!
1. Flower Vase – Whether you have room on your window sill or next to your sink, you can easily find space for your 16oz Mason jar and a few gorgeous daffodils. For larger Mason jars, you can fit nearly a full bouquet of roses in your jar.
2. Sponge Holder – With a 3 inch wide-mouth opening, the Mason jar is a perfect size to hold 2-3 sponges. Never let your sponges go missing, nor slip down the disposal.
3. Doggie Treats – Do you have a cat or dog? If so, let your jar become the holster for your pets favorite treat. They’ll quickly fall in love with the jar just as you did, and anytime you go reach for it they’ll quickly come running.
4. Herbs & Spices – As we all know, canning jars are top notch for food preservation. In addition, they’re also incredible at holding in and sustaining scents. Let your Mason jar collection be the display of your scent-ful herbs & spices to ornament your kitchen counter. A few recommended herbs: Basil, Rosemary, Garlic Powder, Thyme, Dill, Cinnamon & Tarragon all look great amongst each other in separate jars.
5. Making Carrot Juice – Ever slice up a carrot into small sticks and put them in a jar in the fridge for a couple days? If not, you’re missing out. Next time you have an extra carrot, slice one into 10-15 pieces and let them fully submerge themselves in a Mason jar full of water. Let sit for 1-2 days and both your carrots and carrot water will taste delicious.
These are just a few easy ways that you can quickly re-purpose your Mason jar in your kitchen after your candle has burnt out, so you can maintain a long lasting relationship with your jar. For steps on how to clean out your Mason jar so its ready for reuse, read How to Clean the wax out of your Mason jar candle.