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DIY Brush Pots

If, like me, you're a sucker for a nice candle every once in a while, you'll know that it's surprisingly disappointing when it's come to it's end and it's time to throw away the empty glass pot. This hits even harder when it's of the likes of Jo Malone and comes with a fee over £20. It's because of these pricey wastes that I started to up-cycle my empty candle jars, using them primarily for makeup storage. 

  • To start, you'll need a completely burned out candle. You could probably use one with a bit left, but I just assumed that it's best not to waste a candle with a working wick. 
  • Next, use a metal spoon to gradually remove the leftover wax.
  • Once the wax is gone, gently prise off the wick holder.
  • Using a little hot water and some washing up liquid, get rid of any black marks on the glass. 
  • If you're removing the label, do so and either put the pot through the dishwasher or simply scrub off the remains with washing up liquid. If you're not, be careful not to get the label too wet.
You may now fill your up-cycled jar with whatever you please. I use mine as pots for my makeup brushes. If you don't want to stop here, you can always decorate the jar; mod podge and glitter or some simple twine help to customise the storage to your own space.

What do you keep your brushes in?



  1. What a good idea! Will definitely be doing this! Great post & lovely blog,

    Beth x | Beauty, Fashion, Life.

  2. Such a great idea - they're such pretty pots!

  3. What a brilliant idea using candle pots. They can be so expensive and throwing them out when they're done can be painful sometimes haha. They look so cute. I currently use empty jam jars with ribbon tied round them. :)

    1. I agree, haha! I use jars etc for my cotton pads :)
      Alice x

  4. cool post,



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