Here’s a quick post about how I’m currently using a glass cylinder vase I snagged at an estate sale for a few bucks. I loved the smell of a little jar candle I picked up at the dollar store, but I wasn’t crazy about the looks of it. I poured some brown rice in the bottom of this vase, popped the candle in, then filled the space between the candle and the side of the vase with more rice. I used a spoon and a piece of paper to guide the rice into the narrow space. I keep some brown rice in a ziplock bag to use over and over again as vase filler so I just used some from that stash. I love how the candle glows through the rice when lit! I’m thinking when this candle is done I may leave the jar in there and use it as a votive holder.
Here’s a view from the top:
You could also use nuts, moss, or sand as filler. The options are limited only by your imagination! And fire safety. You could also use a smaller vase or bowl inside a larger one if your candle is not of the jarred variety. So there you have it! A quick tip for beautifing a lovely-smelling but perhaps unsightly candle. May ugly colors never hold you back from buying an awesome candle again.