I’ve been eating Oui yogurt and saving the cute jars just for this! The yogurt is delicious, the jars are a bonus. I say Oui (yes) to these french jars.
Repurposed Yogurt Jar Candle
These will be perfect spread around the porch during the summer nights. I added citronella oil in to the melted wax. I created printables and you can save those on your computer and print off if you’d like.
Supplies for recycled jars:
- candle making kit (this is the one I used: Candle Kit)
- yogurt jars or other small jars
- glue gun
- wax paper
- washi tape
I followed the directions for the candle pouring kit, melting the wax in the pitcher that came with the kit. I added water to one of my pans and placed the metal pitcher in there to melt the wax, similar to a double boiler.
I used my hot glue gun to add a dot of glue to the bottom of the wicks to hold them in place when I poured the wax in to the jar. I placed the jars in a pan with an edge, just in case I spilled the wax.
You can add essential oils before pouring, I used citronella (purchased at Hobby Lobby).
After I pour the wax I used skewers to make sure the wicks dried straight.
Packaging for the candles (optional)
- Cut wax paper in to a square, large enough to cover the opening and down the sides of the candle.
- Use washi tape to secure the paper.
- Wrap with ribbon and add printable
I didn’t want to keep the lids that came with them, the wax paper gives them a little farmhouse flair. Don’t you think?
Click here to download: Yogurt Jar Candle Printable
All you have to do is download the printable, save it to your computer and print out on card stock. Use a hole punch and add to your candle.
Are you like me, been saving those Oui jars to repurpose them? I will keep eating the yogurt and try to come up with more crafts ideas, please leave me any suggestions in the comments.
19 thoughts on “Repurposed Yogurt Jar Candle”
I was gifted 12 of these jars from a friend, wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the idea.
I have good luck removing labels with a hair dryer heat them up and gradually pull them off most labels come off with no residue
I will try the hair dryer, thanks!
I have made so many crafts with these, they are so adorable. I can’t wait to try your candles. And I love the wrapping! So cute! Now I just need to find the lids they are selling for them, haha.
Do they sell lids for these?
Thanks so much, they are too cute not to use!!
the same yogurt I buy my husband…we dumped all corn sugars and fillers….so I went on a hunt for yogurt, which he eats daily…I personally love Siggi brand…but he finds it to tangy…LOL…so now he loves Oui…..and I am happier with simple ingredients…which is how we eat now…and thanks for the great idea for all those jars…
Yay! We are trying to do the same thing with our diet. Simple is best! Have a great day!
Please tell me how you got the adhesive residue off the jar! I’ve used KrudKutter, alcohol and peroxide and still have some of the gunk on the jars.
Hi Barbara, I use GooGone, I clean it off as much as possible then I put the Goo Gone on there and let it sit for a minute and take an old butter knife and paper towel finish removing it.
Hi, I’ve been saving these as well. I found that if you run very warm water over them as you slowly peel from the corner, the labels come right off, no residue!
my husband used a heat gun to remove the label….but it left it tacky….I have a HUGE bottle of Goo Gone….so thanks for that tip
Simple question, but I could not get the label off the jars. How did you get the labels off?
Hey Brenda, these little guys are tough, I use GooGone, I clean it off as much as possible then I put the Goo Gone on there and let it sit for a minute and take an old butter knife and paper towel finish removing it.
Please advise how u get the labels off without sticky residue? I peel the labels off after I eat the delicious contents and put the jars in dishwasher but they are still sticky.
I look forward to more ideas to use my MANY Oui jars!
Yes, they are very sticky. I use GooGone, I clean it off as much as possible then I put the Goo Gone on there and let it sit for a minute and take an old butter knife and paper towel finish removing it.
I discovered – quite accidentally! – that these labels peel off. It requires some strength, but they do come off in one piece and leave no residue. Just loosen a corner and pull!