D.I.Y Project for a more sustainable life

UPCYCLED BATH CANISTERS 

Roll call for who here remembers the 3 R's !

-Reduce -Reuse -Recycle

We all know by now that Global Warming is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly & any opportunity we may have to reduce our global footprint we should take it. Today I will be sharing a quick & easy D.I.Y that will allow me to put those 3 R's in motion & here is how you can too . . . . 

The bathroom in my New York City apartment just underwent a transformation, re-model & if you know anything about NYC apartments & their bathrooms you may also know that space & storage can be limited. I needed a small storage solution for some bathroom toiletries but before heading over to the nearest Crate & Barrel for some bathroom canisters, I decided to make my own out of some old candle jars I had still sitting around from last autumn. 

    When shopping for candles I always look for packaging or containers that can be reused some way somehow. Candles can come in some really pretty & at times lavish containers so why wouldn't you want to reuse something so beautiful later down the road.  A few tips for doing this is to look for containers with lids or easy to remove labels so that when it comes time to reuse & repurpose them it will be hard to distinguish what they might have been in their previous life. These two jars here ended up being just the size I was looking for all they need is a little love . . . .    

 

When shopping for candles I always look for packaging or containers that can be reused some way somehow. Candles can come in some really pretty & at times lavish containers so why wouldn't you want to reuse something so beautiful later down the road.  A few tips for doing this is to look for containers with lids or easy to remove labels so that when it comes time to reuse & repurpose them it will be hard to distinguish what they might have been in their previous life. These two jars here ended up being just the size I was looking for all they need is a little love . . . .    

    First things First Remove all labels & stickers. 

 

First things First Remove all labels & stickers. 

    Once your candle has completely burned out scrape all remaining wax out of container & remove wick. I usually use a dull butter knife for this process & it gets the job done. 

 

Once your candle has completely burned out scrape all remaining wax out of container & remove wick. I usually use a dull butter knife for this process & it gets the job done. 

    Wash & Rinse your jars,  Dish detergent works great & for any stubborn spots or really sticky situations rubbing alcohol always does the trick. Once you have them clean your ready to go ! 

 

Wash & Rinse your jars,  Dish detergent works great & for any stubborn spots or really sticky situations rubbing alcohol always does the trick. Once you have them clean your ready to go ! 

    And there you have it The finished product !

 

And there you have it The finished product !

     As you can see I filled my jars with cotton balls & q-tips but the options here are endless. 

 

 As you can see I filled my jars with cotton balls & q-tips but the options here are endless. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick & simple D.I.Y and remember REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Until next time

X O X O

Rachel Leigh

www.MozieMo.Etsy.com

www.MozieMo.Com  

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