I am so excited to share this repurposed candle tin post with you! I know I just shared my jute pot tutorial with you and it may be a little early to post another plant pot post but you know, I do have all these new plants to find homes for. And, if there is anything I love as much as repurposing something old or used, it’s PLANTS!!
I have been dying to repurpose this candle tin since the second I spotted it at Home Sense. No joke, I saw this candle and the first thing I thought was “That would make the cutest plant pot!”. I normally wouldn’t buy a $20 candle but 1- it smelled freaking amazing and 2- I knew I wasn’t just buying a candle I was also buying a pot for my growing plant collection. Now all I had to do was burn my candle!
If you have a beautiful candle holder that you would like to repurpose. To remove any leftover wax, place your pot, jar tin, whatever you’ve got inI the freezer for a few hours, or overnight for best results. When you take it out of the freezer the wax should easily pop out with a little scrape around the edges with a butter knife.
If you are repurposing your candle holder as a plant pot, you’ll want to be sure that you put a layer of rocks like these to make sure water has somewhere to drain. If you are planting a succulent, like I have, in a pot with no drainage be sure to use a cactus or succulent potting mix or the soil will hold too much moisture. I found an 8.8 L bag of cactus soil at my local Canadian Tire for $5.49.
I planted this beautiful paddle leaf succulent in my repurposed candle holder. I couldn’t be happier to finally have a plant in this tin.
I hope the next time you have a beautiful candle holder you can find a way to repurpose it too.
I am off to work on my reclaimed hardwood shelves. I just need to seal them and choose brackets, which is turn out to be the hardest part of the project! Here is a before picture of the planks.
Ciao for now!