I am about to share with you one of the easiest tricks of the century! You see, I bought two candles on clearance recently, and the containers were beautiful! In fact, the bowls looked almost identical to some of my anthropologie bowls. I just HAD to keep them once the candles were finished burning. (In the pic below, my Anthro bowls are on the left, and the candle is on the right.)
So, how was I gonna get that wax out? I’ve used the technique where you boil some water and then let the jar sit in the boiling water for a little while. Yes, it worked, but I didn’t feel like using that process this time. I wanted to find a quicker way.
So, here’s the secret that I discovered on Pinterest….You can actually remove your candle wax by freezing it! Now, I’m sure some of you have heard about this idea before, but for those of you who haven’t, I’d like to share with you how this new secret-in-my-pocket is done.
1. Place your candle carefully into the freezer.
2. Let it sit in the freezer for a few hours.
3. Patiently wait while it freezes over.
4. Pull your candle out and place on a secure surface.
5. Using a knife, GENTLY slide your knife in between the wax and the bowl. (When I say gently, I mean ever so tenderly! If not, below is what will happen to your beloved bowl. Thank goodness I had two!!)
6. You’ll be amazed at how easily the wax comes right out!
7. Once you’ve slid your knife all the way around and pulled the wax out, there’ll probably be a slight amount of wax residue. No problem! Just take a sponge and some dish soap and gently wash it.
You’ll find that there’s not much residue left on your knife at all! It’s simply amazing how well this “freezer” trick works!
8. Voila! There you have it! You could also use this method on glass jars. So exciting! The possibilities are endless!
Have you ever used this technique before? Or what are some other easy ways that you’ve found work for you? I’d love to hear about them! And as always, thanks for stopping by!