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Topic: Help - What to do with Yankee Candle Jar Lids

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  • Started 4 years ago by chiccottagejunk
  • Latest reply from Leveta
  1. Calling all Junker buddies. I'm cleaning out a closet and I've saved 8-10 jar lids for the large Yankee Candles thinking I would "do something with the someday". Well, today is SOMEDAY and I need some nifty ideas or they are going into the recycle bin.

    I've used them in my flower gardens with tea light candles (about a dozen or so are outside!), but wondering if you've got some Christmas decorating ideas perhaps???

    Going back to the closet but I'll be out later!

    Sue

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    mcnaughton
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    The first thing I thought about that I'd use them for is for different decorations I put on frosted sugar cookies, like colored sugars, choc chips, etc. Limited utility, but very pretty especially if you are decorating with someone else.
    I might also fill them with my buttons which are already separated by color; green and red; blue, white and silver; gold and ??? At first I thought of lining them up on the toilet tank and then thought of how I would certainly end up knocking them into the toilet, lol. So put 'em somewhere else.
    Could you stack them like those stackable candy jars and put something decorative to hold onto the top. Probably impractical, but I'm brainstorming here.
    Good luck. I look forward to seeing other, GOOD, ideas!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. LuAnn

    LuAnn
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    Well this might be a little heavy but I'd wrap wire around the outside and hang on your tree--maybe in front of the lights to shine through or cut pictures to fit inside, or old Christmas cards. You could place around the house while entertaining to put munchies in.

    LuAnn

    PS-glad you back with us!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. Thanks, gals, something to think about. LuAnn - they are pretty heavy and I forgot to mention that they have the Yankee logo on the top of the lid (or bottom if you turn it upside down). So, I can't really use them with a light behind them....

    Thanks, LuAnn, I poke my head in every now and then. My FIL is still day by day. My husband rushed out Thurs. eve about 8pm because he got a call that his dad had a temp of 105 and that he might not make it through the night. He raced over to Wayne/Westland and has been gone since. Today my FIL is doing stable. This has been going on for so long, I don't know how it's all gonna turn out. We've let go and let God but we aren't done praying for a miracle.

    Sue

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. Sue it's so good to see your face(pic) again. I miss our old jokes and laugh's...

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    gigi
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    i too have held on to candle lids from different makers, i feel they're such a waste because once mine comes off to start burning, i never put it back on!! i know i'm not alone on this!!??

    anyhow, you could turn them into little pilgrim hats!! find something a bit smaller and round to glue on top, paint black and add a little gold buckle....whallah-name place setters

    glue 2 back to back or 2 facing one another and apply lace or something along the circular edges before you glue them together...add pictures, glitter, tassels, ribbon, whatever your theme and hang on tree.

    attach ribbon to them with eyelet hooks made in varied lengths, decorate and (remove curtain) hang from a rod in a window that is draped with greenery and glitzy silver or gold and/or trimmed in lights

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. Blossom Lane

    Blossom Lane
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    Sue-- I think the lids would be a great base for an ornate glass votive. Adhere the votive to the glass lid. Use pretty, glittery leaf garlands, berry garlands, or make small Christmas floral arrangements to surround the votive, as well.

    Ya' know...I have those lids, too. Everyone's posts have given me great ideas.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. You know what I do with those?
    Put them in the recycling!
    You ladies are so creative!

    BTW... I live about 10 minutes from the Yankee Candle Flagship store. It is absolutely amazing! I also have a few friends who work there and give me free candles! Love them.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. Blossom Lane

    Blossom Lane
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    No way Lorene! You are sooo blessed!!! I love Yankee candles but seldom feel comfortable buying them due to their cost. I typically buy Wal Mart candles (for shame, for shame) which smell so inferior to "the real deal" but, alas and alack, I am a Great Value gal.

    PS. I like your friends!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I think I'll work on them this weekend and hopefully have something nice to show for it all.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. This is great - I never would have thought of using them for anything. I have thrown tons away over the years :-( Oh, well, now I have an excuse to go buy some more candles!!!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. Linda - too funny!!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  13. huggybear38

    huggybear38
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    I will buy the candels for my sweet DIL as she loves them.. but I also but the tarts and use them , my son is so afraid of a house fire from candels so we use the Tarts. and I just love the smell of them.. I love the winter ones.. for Christmas.. pine, etc. and the chance of a fire is almost 0 with the tarts and tea candels.But I buy the large jar with lids for my daughter in law.. she loves them. Lorene, you are so lucky.. they are costly.. and here you are with a friend that works there.. wow.. how cool is that.. that is like knowing a junk dealer >LOL

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    rowdy
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    I've painted mine (with acrylic paint, 2 tone sponge painting) and they've made really pretty little candle lights and have also made them into small potpourri holders and have traced the opening of lid on soft pine and cut out "wooden lids" that I painted and used for craft storage.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  15. I discovered a way to recycle the wood lids from Yankee Soy Candles! Woohoo!!! For step-by-step directions, please see my blog. For a quickie - I try to post some pictures I took. Hopefully the pics are resized right. Wood lids can be separated from the plastic seal and inner metal circle. Lids can be used for craft projects. I used mine for sturdier bases for wood candlesticks that I'll be repurposing.

    http://chiccottagejunk.blogspot.com/

    Sue

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    gigi
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    i was wondering if the white plastic rings could be used to suspend words inside from fishing line....like love, peace, joy, believe, etc and use on tree or in kids window or something??
    could always add ribbon or lace, etc to jazz it up!?

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    apriljoy419
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    i just made this cute hanging mini lantern with yankee candle glass jar lids...i just couldn't bring myself to throwing them in the garbage anymore! this is just the prototype(i used the only wire i had on hand today)...i will be improving the design soon. :)

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    apriljoy419
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    photo of hanging lantern(yankee candle lid)

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  19. How did you or who ever did this do it...lol

    Posted 2 years ago #

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