Thursday, April 1, 2010
Reuse or Recycle
One of our favorite household phrases is: reuse or recycle! From paper to plastic to glass, we do whatever we can to reuse or recycle items we might have simply discarded years ago. Whenever I finish burning a Yankee Candle® jar candle, I either include it with my glass recyclables or find another use for it. My daughter and I have so much fun to trying to find ways to reinvent our empty jars for a different use. They make great vessels for small collections such as seashells, fairy stones, stickers, and coins. They are useful storage containers for the kitchen (tea bags), bathroom (cotton balls), garage (nuts and washers), office (business cards) and craft area (buttons). I’ve known people (like Yankee Candle Facebook fan PrinceAss Bea) to use their empty jars to store smaller candles such as tea lights. Here’s an idea: fill one with small treasures from a special trip or period of time and it becomes a time capsule you can give as a gift. The ideas are really limitless. I love this photo contributed by Marilyn Stlouis, one of the loyal fans of the Yankee Candle Facebook Page. Her shell collections look like little jars of seaside memories!