How to Organize Your Tealight Candles
…and always know when you’re running low.
I know I’m not the only one who’s experienced running to the store to buy more tealights cause I can’t for the life of me find where I put my other ones. Usually, around the holidays, people scurry to the store to buy candles and then pack them up to use again next year. Except that during the year, on those rare occasions when you need tealights, you have no idea where you stored them.
The Best Way to Store Your Tealights
Yes, you can use shoe boxes or bins, but I’ve found that the easiest (and prettiest) way to store them is in mason jars. Yep, she said it again ladies, she used the M word. You all know I love love love mason jars!
Here’s why I love using mason jars to store my tealights:
- It’s easy to see what types of tealights you have at a glance.
- It’s easy to see when you’re running low and need to buy more.
- They make a beautiful little display on a coffee table or end table.
- There’s no “organizing” process, you just dump them right into the jars.
What Types of Mason Jars You Should Use
So if you’ve ever purchased tealights before, you know when you buy the unscented kind, they can come in a huge bag of 100. Unless you use tealights all the time, I wouldn’t bother buying a bag of more than 25 or 50 at a time. If you do choose to buy the bag of 100, you’ll need a half gallon sized mason jar to store them in.
The scented tealights come in a much smaller package and I haven’t seen any that come in packages larger than 12. So for these, you could use much smaller mason jars. I use the pint size ones if I’m only buying one box, or I use the quart size jars if I’m buying 2-3 boxes.
The quart size mason jars hold about 32 tealights and the pint size jars hold around 10. Now I am in love with the blue jars, but for my candles, I choose to store them in the clear jars. I love to see the different colors all lined up and it just makes for an eye-catching display on any surface.
How To Organize Them
Ok so now on to the fun (and super easy) part! Grab your mason jars and follow these three very complicated steps:
- Dump your tealights into their assigned jars.
- Take a chalkboard label (or you can use a label maker) and write the name of the scent on the label.
- Display your jars on a table, end table, nightstand, shelf….you get the idea!
Oh my goodness, ok I know that was exhausting so go treat yourself with some ice cream and enjoy your new beautifully organized display of candles 🙂
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