When the wax is roughly a 1/2” from the bottom, pour a small amount of very hot water into your jar, swish it around a bit and then let it sit for a few minutes.
Pour the hot water out and wipe out any remaining wax with a rag or paper towel.
You can remove the metal wick tab with your finger nail or a popsicle stick. You can also use a spoon being careful to not dig too deeply to avoid chipping the concrete.
Finally, you can use a small bit of isopropyl alcohol to wipe away any remaining wax residue or soot.
Your Concrete Jar is now ready for a new life in your home!
The opportunities are endless. Here are a few ideas of how you can use your repurposed SETTLEWELL Concrete Candle:
On your desk for spare change, pencils or paper clips.
In the kitchen for salts and herbs, your super secret BBQ Dry Rub, or an emergency candy stash.
At your bedside for jewelry, love notes, or your rock or see shell collection.
In the bathroom for cotton balls, q-tips, makeup brushes or your favorite clay mask.
On the table as a vase for fresh picked flowers, a gratitude jar, or Palo Santo holder.
Container Planter for succulents, houseplants or fresh herbs!
All-Purpose or Moisture Control Potting Soil. If you’re unsure of the type of soil that your plant needs, ask an expert at your local nursery.
Landscape Pebbles or you can gather pebbles from outside just make sure you wash them before using them to plant!
Your favorite succulent or house plant!
Line the bottom of your container with pebbles
Cover the pebbles with a thin layer of charcoal.
Remove your succulent or plant from it’s plastic nursery pot and gently massage the root ball to remove excess soil and give the roots room to breath.
Determine how high you would like your plant to sit and fill in the container with soil to the bottom of the root ball.
Hold your succulent or plant centered in the container and fill in around all sides with soil until you have reached just below the rim.
Gently pat the soil down to make sure your plant is settled and add more soil where necessary.
Water your new plant to settle it in its new home! Since there is no drainage, be careful not to overwater your plant, as a rule of thumb aim for watering a 1/4 to a 1/3 of the volume. In other words, if you are planting in a SETTLEWELL Concrete Candle Jar, the same amount of water that would fill up 1/4 or 1/3 of that same jar is the amount you’ll want to use.
Congratulations on repurposing your SETTLEWELL Concrete Candle Jar! Show us how yo’ve repurposed your SETTLEWELL Concrete Candle on Instagram and make sure to tag us @settlewell and use the hashtags #settlewell and #wesettlewell