While doing some cleaning over the weekend, we found some old jar candles that had outlived their ability to burn and were collecting dust on a shelf. I read recently (I don't remember where off the top of my head) about removing wax from jars by putting them in the oven, so we gave it a try!
I put the oven on warm and it took about 30 minutes to get all that wax out. I probably could have used a high temperature to speed things along.
It worked like a charm! One jar was a Yankee Candle with a sticker on the outside, so I'll probably just recycle it, but the other was free of stickers and is beautiful! My husband suggested that it would make a great hurricane candle holder...and so it does!
I tried out a couple different options, and I think for now I like this second one best (with the smaller candle in the jar). It really shows off our beautiful new hurricane holder!
I did a quick Swagbucks search and found a nearly identical hurricane candle holder from Pier 1 that would set me back $10-$18. I love our repurposed one!