Candle Jar Makeup Brush Holder

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Hey Beauties! πŸ™‚

So, the other day I had a candle that was almost empty and I thought it’d be awesome to make a makeup brush holder, since I didn’t have one already. It’s very simple to make and it’s a great way to recycle something you might not normally keep.

You’ll only need a few simple items:

butter knife

liquid dish soap

cloth or sponge with scrubber

hot water

Alright, so now that you’ve got those items here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Take your candle and place it into the freezer for 20 mins or so. This will allow the wax to separate from the glass a little bit.

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    Absolutely love this candle, by the way. πŸ™‚ Reminds me of the holidays.

  2. After you’ve taken your candle out of the freezer, start breaking apart the waxΒ in the candle. emptying-wax-from-candle
  3. If you have a candle warmer such as Scentsy or Glade (in this case I used my Scentsy warmer) you can break apart the wax and melt it in there for a room full of fragrance. πŸ™‚ I hated the fact of wasting any of my candle.Scentsy-candle-warmer
  4. Go ahead and peel the stickers off your candle. Sometimes there’s a sticker on the bottom. In this case, you’ll want to fill a sink with hot water and dish soap and submerge your candle for 20 minutes or so. empty-candle-jar
  5. After you pull your candle out, you’ll be able to peel the stickers off and take a wash cloth or spongeΒ with soap on it to clean the jar. You may have to scrub harder on the dark spots. Let it dry, afterwards.
  6. Here’s what you should end up with! πŸ™‚ candle-jar-and-warmer

I love this brush holder. Not only is it cute, but it’s simple so it can go with any dΓ©cor! I love the fact that it’s tall so my brushes don’t just flop all over the place.

I really hope you’ll give this a try. πŸ™‚ The cool thing is, is that different candle jars can be used for different purposes. Shorter ones can be used as lotion or antibacterial holders or even for lip balms and larger ones can be used for hair products, brushes, etc. The possibilities are endless. πŸ˜€

Ciao!
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29 Comments

  1. beverbeee October 27, 2014

    I used an old jar and put my make up brushes in it and tied ribbons round it πŸ™‚ basically a free brush holder! πŸ™‚

    xx

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    • prettyloved October 27, 2014

      Hahah it’s the little things! πŸ™‚ A ribbon would look super cute. Someone else was telling me that painting the jars or putting sparkles in them would be cute as well. πŸ˜€

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  2. Jordan (@KeepDreaming_13) October 27, 2014

    Great idea! also love the jar full of samples such a good idea x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming β™₯

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    • prettyloved October 27, 2014

      Thanks so much! πŸ˜€ I hate wasting such nice things. Funny enough, sometimes I use my apothecary jar to do cool little Halloween/Christmas scenes. You can add little people and buildings as well as fake snow and stuff. The candle jar is perfect for holding so many things.

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  3. rkgummer October 27, 2014

    This is such a good idea! I love re-using jars for storage.. and making them look cute! Great post πŸ™‚

    http://www.skinnybelle.com/

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  4. Feline Creatures October 27, 2014

    Great ideas! I swap between my candle jar and mason jar. Both very useful for storing brushes! xo~ Lena
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

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    • prettyloved October 30, 2014

      For sure! πŸ™‚ You can use whatever jars you have. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  5. Such a great idea! Will give it a go. πŸ™‚ x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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    • prettyloved October 30, 2014

      Awesome! πŸ™‚ I hope you will. Thank you for reading!

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  6. Posh Prime October 27, 2014

    This is such a great idea! I will have to try it soon!
    poshprime.com
    ~~Megan~~

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    • prettyloved October 27, 2014

      For sure! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for reading!!

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  7. Jasmine Stewart October 28, 2014

    I like to do this as it gives a cute vintage feel and I like that the jars always smell a tiny bit like the candle did πŸ™‚

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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    • prettyloved October 28, 2014

      Totally agree πŸ™‚ I LOVE vintage decor. Thanks so much for reading!

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  8. Alina October 29, 2014

    I can’t wait t finish up my current yankee candles so I can use up the jars for brushes or cotton pads. Great idea x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

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    • prettyloved October 29, 2014

      You’ll be glad you did! Great for lotions, makeup brushes and tons of other things. πŸ™‚

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  9. TryMePretty October 30, 2014

    I love this post! I only wish I came across it when I finished a big candle from Bath and Body Works and wanted to re-purpose it as a makeup brush holder. But I didn’t know how to get the wax out “properly”! Next time!

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    • prettyloved October 30, 2014

      Oh no!! πŸ™ I actually had no clue at first and had to look up different ways. Next time you have empty candles you’ll know exactly what to do πŸ™‚ I love the Bath and Body works candles.

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  10. Vievelle October 31, 2014

    Great idea! I always want to reuse my glass jars but never knew how to take the glue from the sticker off!

    http://vievelle.blogspot.ca/

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    • prettyloved October 31, 2014

      Haha. That always drove me nuts!! Thanks so much for reading πŸ™‚

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  11. heramerpersandhim October 31, 2014

    been saving my old sauce jars for just this reason

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    • prettyloved November 1, 2014

      Brilliant πŸ™‚ Another reader was telling me you can add ribbons as well or even glitter or paint to the inside. Or you can simply leave it as is. Just some thoughts! πŸ™‚ Thank you for checking out my blog.

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  12. paperheartsandplanes November 1, 2014

    Love it! Looks really pretty, this idea also works well with Diptyque candles, but leave the label on x

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    • prettyloved November 1, 2014

      Awesome! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for checking out my blog, girl!!

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  13. Abigail November 16, 2014

    Where are your brushes from? They are SO CUTE! I love the chevron pattern.

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    • prettyloved November 16, 2014

      Thank you! They’re from Altair Beauty πŸ™‚ I love them. They’re very affordable!!

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  14. atkokosplace June 14, 2016

    Re-purposing is an awesome thing to do. You’ve taken what most would toss out and turned it into something useful and pretty to look at! This came out so nice. Your brushes are pretty too! πŸ™‚

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    • prettylovedx@yahoo.com July 13, 2016

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ I love re-purposing different things around the house.

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