July 16, 2013

Whenever I finish a candle, I start brainstorming about what I can do with the jar. I have a lot of different uses for my candle jars, and after finishing another one, I got inspired to make a make-up brush holder. Not just by cleaning the jar and puting my make-up brushes in it. No, I decided to jazz it up a little.

What you will need:

Twine// Empty candle jar// Salt// Scissors// Glue gun

First, take your clean jar and put a dot of glue at the very bottom of it as you can see in the picture. Glue the start of your twine on it and hold for a few seconds to let the glue dry. 

Now twist it around half way and put another dot of glue on the jar. This is just to keep to twine from sliding off at the bottom.

Then continue wrapping the twine around and place another dot of glue above the part where you started. As you can see in the picture, you just continue on by wrapping the twine around and placing a dot of glue at the same side as you go to secure it. 

If the dot of glue is bigger than you want it to be, you can try to remove it with a piece of paper, or just wrap it around twice quickly and secure bot rows with the one dot. I found that this actually speeds up the process a lot.

As you come to the top of the jar, place your last dot of glue to secure it and let it dry for a few seconds. Then just snip the remaining twine off with your scissors.

Now as you can see the twine doesn't look very straight, so you can adjust it to make the rows look even.

Now as you can see in the previous picture, the twine doesn't look very straight, so you can adjust it to make the rows look even.

When your happy with the way the jar looks, take your sea salt and fill up the jar for about 3 quarters. 

You can also colour the sea salt with food colouring if you want, but I decided to just keep it this way.

And that's it! All there's left to do now is add in your brushes.

What do you think of this make-up brush holder? 
How do you like to recycle empty candle jars?


  1. Hannah Marr16.7.13

    this is so neat! how do you clean up all the residual wax from the bottom of the candle? I have a few jars that could use some repurposing!


  2. mystylediary16.7.13

    Thanks! You can just put warm water in it and let is sit for a while.. It will come off very easily! Let me know if you try the DIY out. :)