Here are some clever ways that you can repurpose your beautiful Mason jar for your bathroom once your candle has burnt out. So keep it from finding its way to a landfill or recycling plant and extend its life in one of these nifty nuances. Followings are the new 7 ways to Re-purpose a Mason Jar Candles for your Bathroom.
1) Plants – Never can you go wrong when planting a flower or plant in some potting soil and watching it grow. This immediately adds life and purpose to your jar and your bathroom. A few great plant options that only require little light and grow well indoors are: The Rubber Tree, Bonsai Tree, Peace Lily, and small Snake Plant and of course succulents.
2) Vase – If you’re not the grower-type, but still want the liveliness of a fresh flower, then quickly turn your Mason jar into a vase. This can be done by simply putting the flowers in the jar and cutting them to length, or you can take it a step further and cut out a 2” diameter hole atop your lid to force your flowers to stand-up straight.
3) Soap Holder (Lid) - Not much work here… simply unscrew your lid, flip it upside down and use it as a placement for your bar of soap. The brass or black metallic lid often complement the white porcelain well.
4) Potpourri - Since your Mason jar will already maintain a level of lasting scent from your scented candle (if you haven’t washed it out with soap yet)…. You can add a blend of dried scents including lavender, jasmine, cinnamon, orange, juniper and many others to give your bathroom a deep aroma that’ll keep your commode area smelling fresh.
5) Tea light Holder – To keep your candling going in your Mason jar, simply light up a tea light candle and set it at the bottom of your un-lidded Mason jar. (Note: This has an especially romantic feel at night for a bath).
6) Liquid Hand Soap Dispenser – Cut out a 1-2” diameter hole atop the center of your lid and insert a pump from an old soap dispenser or other pump product through the hole. For instructions on how to make one see here.
7) Storage – Rather than stuffing your everyday items into drawers… Instead, highlight them in an elegant Mason jar within your bathroom furniture. A few items that can go well and provide extra convenience are Q-Tips, cotton balls, razors, nail files and even some makeups.
Once your Mason jar has burnt its last wax, start to think about how you'll re-purpose your beautiful jar. Hopefully one of these new ways to re-purpose a Mason jar for your bathroom will aide when you're decorating.
If you've found other ways to re-purpose a Mason jar for your bathroom, please let us know at KeepIt@MasonJarCandles.org