Upcycle A Used Jar Candle Into Two Items (and how to remove the candle wax safely)

When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don't toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes. I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I'm a thrifty DIY'er. But candles are a luxury that I don't mind spending my hard-earned cash on.

Empty Wood Spool Upcycled Into A Seasonally Decorated Side Table

I recently had an idea on how to fill an empty corner of my office without spending a dime. This involved an empty wood spool upcycled into a seasonally decorated side table. The spool I had in mind was a smaller spool, and it was just sitting in a warehouse waiting to be hauled to the dumpster. Of course, my upcycling senses kicked in! How could I let such a useful object be hauled off?

How To Upcycle A Broken Chair Into A Planter

I've long been wanting to upcycle a broken chair into a planter for my yard. I have one particularly bare spot in my front flower bed that needed a good bit of color. Unfortunately, it gets full sun, during the hottest part of the day and nothing seems to thrive in this spot.