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DIY Lip Gloss Holder

I say lip gloss put truly you can put whatever you want in them.

I said in this post that I recycle those Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle holders. I've seen numerous videos on YouTube showing how people repurpose theirs to store or display: brushes, cotton balls or even sweets. The possibilities are endless and if you get a container with a fancy limited edition lid you could even package a gift in it. Neat huh?

Today I decided to show the process step by step. Y'all know I prefer the path of least resistance - that's a nice way of saying I'm fairly lazy - so if I can do it it's a breeze.

1. Take your finished candle and put it in the freezer.

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' www.modenmakeup.com
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This was amazing btw

I have no time specifications for how long to freeze the remaining wax. I've forgotten mine in the freezer sometimes. As you can see in the following photo when the wax is nice and frozen it'll start to crack.

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' www.modenmakeup.com

2. Get a knife/icepick and carefully break up and remove the wax. Don't go in nutsy; we ain't trynna damage the glass.

Depotted Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' www.modenmakeup.com


I throw away the wax but some people save it and put it in a wax melter. Dahs when yuh mean yuh gotta get every cent worth.

3. Soak the jar in warm (a lil hotter dan warm) soapy water. This should loosen up the glue that secured the wicks and the label.

Depotted Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' www.modenmakeup.com

4. Scrub jar then rinse well. If glue residue is present get you some Goo Gone. Pour the Goo Gone over the affected areas and rub well with a paper towel.

Depotted Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' www.modenmakeup.com
Goo Gone www.modenmakeup.com

5. Scrub well again then rinse.

Recycled Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle 'Coconut Vanilla' jar www.modenmakeup.com
Et Voila!

6. Store whatever your heart desires in your new jar. I especially like the coloured jars for displaying my overflow of lip products.

Recycled Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle jars www.modenmakeup.com

Yes, I said overflow.

p.s. If you're going to be displaying these jars on a smooth surface I suggest placing them on the lid to provide traction. Lest a Logan comes along and easily knocks them over.

Have you ever depotted a candle in this manner? What do you store in your recycled jars? Let us know in the comments.

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