December 7, 2016

7th Day of Craftmas – Rustic Bathroom Containers

Rustic Bathroom Containers

Hi lovely friends,

on the 7th of Craftmas I bring to you some rustic bathroom containers.  So until now we brought to you a personalized caster, a gallery wall starter kitrustic wooden tray, a mason jar candlevintage linen wrapped bath bombs and a farmhouse ornament set.

Rustic Bathroom Containers

Let me start by telling you that no I am not a crazy hoarder.  Hubby might tell you that I am but honestly I just love finding a new use for items.  Why toss something if you can turn it into something pretty?  Old candle containers are a perfect example and the base for our little storage containers.

Rustic Bathroom Containers – Materials

Old Candles

Knife

Drawer knob {affiliate link}

Metal Mini Hacksaw {affiliate link}

Goo  Gone {affiliate link}

Hot glue gun {affiliate link} (alternative)

Step 1 – Taking out the wax and clean

There are so many different ways to do this according to Pinterest.  What I think to work the best is to put the candle into the freezer.  Take it out after a few hours and then stick a knife into the wax.  It will break into small pieces and come right off.  Sometime the wick will stick to the bottom.  You can easily scrape it out with a spoon or the knife.  Once the wax is out clean the container thoroughly and remove all labels.  I usually use Goo Gone for the labels which works wonders.

Step 2 – find the lit center and drill hole

Lets move on to the lit.  Take a measuring tape and a sharpie and measure the lit horizontally and vertically.  Draw a short thin line in the middle each time.  You will get a “x” which marks the middle of the lit.  Use a small drill bit which is a little bit bigger than the size of the screw and drill a hole into the lit.

Step 3 – Cut the bolt to size

The drawer knobs I bought came with a bolt which I personally loved.  That way the door knobs will not come off over time.  As a result of that I had to shorten the bolt.  I used a clamp to secure the drawer knob in place and then cut the bolt to length (the clamp is not in the picture, whoopsie).

Step 4 – Attach the drawer knob

So the last step is to actually attach the drawer knob.  Simply place the bolt through the hole you drilled and use the nut to secure it.  As an alternative you can also use drawer knobs that come without a bolt.  Simply use a hot glue gun and glue the knob to the lit.

And voila!  Wasn’t this easy?  I really love how they turned out and how they add some nice flair to your bathroom.

And that is our 7th day of Craftmas my friends.  Come on back tomorrow to see what we have for you on our 8th day and check out our 1st, 2nd3rd4th5th and 6th day in case you missed it.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and happy craftmas!

 

 

Sabrina

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Sarah December 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    So cute Sabrina!! What a great way to reuse old candle containers! The knobs on top are the perfect touch!

    • Reply Sabrina December 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Sarah, that is so sweet of you to say!

  • Reply Lora December 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    These look so well-made and classy! I’ve seen bathroom jars with knobs on top, but none look this professional. Totally looks like something you’d find in a store!

  • Reply Kelly December 13, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I had no idea these are from old candles! What a fantastic and creative way to repurpose them. I’m like you – Brett tells me I have way too much crap around the house. I’ll have to start reusing all the things in creative ways like this! 🙂
    Best,
    Kelly

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