D.I.Y. Candle Makeup Jar

First off, let me say how silly I feel for even making a post out of this because it’s SO STINKIN’ EASY. But when I had an old Diptyque Baies candle that I didn’t have the heart to throw away, I honestly didn’t know how to take the wax out, and had to google it. While a few of the recommended methods sounded a little dangerous, one seemed almost too good to be true. Here are the 3 steps:


1. Put the candle jar into the freezer for a few hours.

2. Take it out of the freezer, and with a knife, loosen up an edge of the wax. It should slide right out.

3. If there is any leftover wax residue, clean it off with a product like Goof Off.

…and that’s it. Literally.


I guess a fourth step could be style it up in your office, bedroom or bathroom — just have fun with it!



Diptyque Baies candle / python tray / Bobbi Brown “Beach” oil / Gucci “Guilty” / Chanel “Coco Mademoiselle” / skull trinket box / mirrored jewelry box


** And don’t forget to enter to win the last “birthday month giveaway” for $175 in beauty products! Winner announced Friday 9/6! **

Photo and styling by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Love this idea, I saved one of my voluspa containers and used it as a pencil holder at my desk. I didn’t know you could freeze it to get the wax out. Thanks!

  2. This looks so pretty! I love how the skull box echoes Chanel branding. I’m so into this color palette of neutrals + black–really good with the texture of the snakeskin tray.