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DIY: What To Do With Used Glass Candle Holders

If you are a fan of the gorgeous Glasshouse triple scented candles, you will know how cute the little glass jar with lid is, that it comes in. Not only does the candle look great in your home, but you are also left with a cute, little glass container when the hours of burning have long gone. Like us, there is probably no way you could ever come to throwing out said jar, so we have put together some DIY ideas (Tara Dennis would be proud) for you to try.

Firstly, before the creative fun begins, you will need to clean out the remaining wax, if any. Our suggestion is to pour in boiling hot water that you leave to cool. The wax then separates from the sides and can be lifted out. For stubborn spots try putting it in the freezer and then prying the frozen pieces off.

Empty glass candle holder made into a coastal tea light holder.

We made this one by simply hot gluing thick twine around the base and adding a small starfish. Cut the ends of your twine at an angle before gluing down to create a neater edge. The straight edges of the glass makes it easy to glue things onto the glass as it gives it more surface area to hold.

Empty glass candle holder used for q-tips.Use the glass jars in the bathroom to hold cotton buds, make-up & tooth brushes, hair ties, hair clips, etc.

An empty glass candle holder used as a planter for an orchid.Whether you are a fan of fresh or faux, the glass jar makes a perfect little vase to hold and showcase your flowers.

Empty glass candle holders used for sugar and tea.With its rubber seal, you can store dry goods in your kitchen. Once filled, tie on a chalk board label. They look that great you will want to keep them on display in your kitchen. Use this same idea in your home office, filling the matching jars with paperclips, ribbon offcuts, gift tags, and pencils and tie on the chalk board labels.

Driftwood tied around an empty glass candle holder.

Try using a hot glue gun to stick driftwood around the outside of an empty glass container to make this rustic candle holder. Make sure your driftwood is angled away from the flame so they are not at risk of catching alight.

Illustrator Megan Hess

When it comes to affordable, quality Australian made products, Glasshouse Fragrances are up there with the best. Most women I speak to have their own signature scent for their homes and when it comes to gift giving you really can’t go past Glasshouse candles. This Christmas Glasshouse have teamed up with internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess to bring you the best Glasshouse Christmas ever!

Australian born, Hess got her international breakthrough in 2008 illustrating the New York Times best selling book Sex in the City – written by Candice Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in New York.

Hess has also worked with some of the most prestigious fashion designers and luxury brands around the world, such as, Chanel, Dior, Cartier, Montblanc, Tiffany and Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée, The Ritz Hotel Paris, Balenciaga, Guerlain and Paspaley.

She illustrates her work with a bespoke Montblanc pen, who she calls Monty.

This Christmas you have the chance to own your own little piece of Megan Hess’s artworks and enjoy some of your favourite fragrances all at once. The exclusive range includes Christmas candles, luxury body products, hand wash and room diffusers.

Megan Hess' illustration for Glasshouse

The artwork on the packaging and bottles is exquisite. The detail in the illustrations is a complete story, celebrating fashion, Christmas parties and characters shopping on 5th Avenue in NYC. Don’t miss out as the Christmas range is limited and sure to be at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year.

Mehan Hess Audrey illustration

Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group

Mehan Hess Coco Chanel illustration

Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group

Mehan Hess Tiffany illustration

Artwork by Megan Hess / Images supplied by The Jacky Winter Group

Check out Megan’s online portfolio here.

For the real fans of Megan Hess and for the fashion obsessed, we also have a limited number of her fashion books arriving soon.

The Dress by Megan Hess

Hess has just launched her latest book called The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion, which explores and captures the history of this iconic garment in couture through a series of stunning illustrations. Few fashion garments are capable of embodying the spirit of a generation and capturing a moment in time like the dress. The book includes illustrations of fashions icons, such as, Audrey Hepburn, Pricess Di and even Lady Gaga to take the reader on a decadent ride through the history of couture, capturing the defining moments of the dress.

La Maison Glasshouse Launch

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Owners Kevin & Janice Hore (left) and Alfresco’s Marketing Manager, Linda Jones with Nicole Eckels and our favourite French Chef, David Bitton from Bitton Gourmet (right).

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Bridget Le Large (centre) with friends at the launch of La Maison.

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Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Left Peter Sully from Le Kiosk. Right, Georgia and Kate from Glasshouse with Alfresco Emporium Director, Janice Hore.

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

David Bitton serves up some of his gourmet treats.

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch

Left, Alison Campbell Rasheed enjoying the evening. Right, Mel Hartwright from Georgica Pond with another Glasshouse devotee.

Photo from La Maison Glasshouse launch