Candle tumbler holding art pens on desk

Sustainable Living: Creative Ways to Upcycle and Repurpose Candle Glass Tumblers


Hello to all my fellow DIY aficionados and sustainability warriors! 🌿 Ever found yourself with an empty candle glass tumbler, thinking, "This is way too chic to throw away?" We've all been there. If you're on the same page, let's dive into some crafty ways to give those candle glass tumblers a fabulous new purpose.

But before we jump in, a couple of must-know tips:

🔥 Safety First!

Before getting to the repurposing, remember to always stop using your candle when there's about 1/2 inch of wax left at the bottom. This helps prevent potential heat damage to the tumbler or any surfaces it's on.


🧼 Cleaning Soy Wax from Tumblers:


Got leftover soy wax? No worries! Here’s the scoop on how to clean it:
1. Pop the tumbler in the freezer for a few hours. This hardens the wax, making it easier to remove.
2. Use a butter knife or spoon to gently break and lift out the frozen wax.
3. Clean the tumbler with warm, soapy water, and you’re all set!

Alright, let’s get those creative juices flowing!

1. Sleek Planters:

Turn that tumbler into a stylish home for your favorite succulents or herbs. Perfect for that minimalist touch! We love placing our button cactus looks great in the opaque while Brooklyn Wax Limoncello tumbler.

Cactus in upcycled candle jar

2. Elegant Bathroom Organizers:

Your Q-tips, toothbrushes, or makeup brushes just found a fancy new abode. Say hello to a sleeker bathroom counter! We find that the opaque white or pearl while tumblers look best in the bathroom, but it really depends on your style and decor. The shinny black tumbler looks great filled with makeup brushes with dark handles. 


3. Custom Votives:

Rebirth that tumbler into a beautiful candle votive. Infuse the wax with essentials oils, dried petals, or shimmering mica for a personal twist.


4. Chic Kitchen Holders:

A pinch of this, a dash of that. Use tumblers to store tea bags, spices, or even elegant sugar cubes.


5. Desk Buddy:

Pens, paper clips, or craft supplies – your tumbler is here to make your workspace both organized and trendy. 


6. DIY Luminary:

Place a batter powered tealight inside, then wrap the top in decorative paper or lace. The soft glow is pure magic! 

For safety, only use electric tea lights, traditional candles will burn the decoration placed over the top. 

7. Memory Vessel:

Throughout the year, drop in tiny notes, tickets, or trinkets. A beautiful way to cherish moments! My wife and I do this and jot down things we love about each other on small pices of paper. Every year on Valentines day we 

8. Coin Holder:

Empty candle tumblers make great coin jars. Take change when you need it, or save it up and buy yourself a special treat when it fills up. You could even buy a new candle!


Repurposing candle glass tumblers is all about combining aesthetics with purpose. Instead of discarding, we're crafting and embracing sustainable living. So, the next time you burn through a candle, envision the endless possibilities awaiting that tumbler.

Here's to upcycling with style and purpose! 💡💚

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