There’s a moment when you reach the end of the Crofters Organic jar and you feel just a twinge of sadness that there isn’t any more delicious spread left. We know the feeling! But hey, in honor of Earth Day, why not take that used jar and recycle it into something beautiful for your home? Our easy, DIY idea – floating candles in a jar – is a sustainable way to add a touch of cozy and warm to your humble abode that mother nature will be thanking you for!
These pretty little additions to your home are such a simple DIY project, that we find it’s the most fun when you can get friends and family involved in making them. We love putting our floating candles out when we host a party, or lighting them up as a decorative way to conserve energy. And really, they’re so versatile you can use them as in almost any part of the house! Maybe a floating candle-lit relaxing bubble bath perhaps? You choose!
Whatever you wind up using these recycled gems for, it’s a fun project that’s perfect if you’re looking for an easy way to be more “eco-conscious” in your everyday life. Heck, you can host a big Earth Day bash and give them out as festive party favors! Either way, our floating candles are a fun, DIY way to give back to the environment. Who knows? You may even save a little on electricity!
So without further ado, here is what you will need to round up to make our sustainable DIY floating candles:
Crofter’s Organic glass jar (we recommend our 11oz Superfruit jar, but feel free to use whichever jar you please!)
String or twine (for decoration)
Marbles, colored stones/glass, or any other small, decorative objects
Floating tea candles
- Clean the empty Crofter’s jar by removing labels and residue. Extra tip: fill the jar with hot water and let it sit for a few minutes before carefully peeling the labels off
- Remove remaining label residue using a scouring pad with soapy water
- Tie decorative string or twine around the neck of the jar, and create a bow
- Fill the jar with marbles, colored stones or glass, or any other small decorative objects
- Make sure to leave about an inch or two of empty space for the candle
- Fill the jar with water to about a centimeter or two from the brim of the jar
- Place the floating tea candle inside the jar
- Light the candle and place the jar on a shelf, a table, or anywhere else in your home where you feel it fits
- Grab some tea, a good book (maybe even a bath bomb?) and relax!
YOUR TURN: Do you have any DIY ways in which you like to give back to the environment? If so, what are they? We’d love to know what you think of our recycled floating candles easy DIY idea! Let us know how your project went in the comments below, as it helps us to continually improve our sustainable DIY ideas for you! We also love seeing what you come up with, so snap a picture and use the hashtag #CroftersOrganic on Instagram!
Love our DIY idea and want to dig in and try some of our other fun projects? Check them out on our website here!