Labor Day Reuse Ideas

Ways you can repurpose your jars into Labor Day Recipes and holiday decor!
September 2, 2022

Let’s kick off this Labor Day weekend with some fun recipes & decor you can make with the help of your Vellabox candles!

Once you get to the last leg of your candle’s life, don’t throw it away.

You can reuse the glass jar container as the new home to flowers, makeup brushes, table display and single-serve recipes!

How To Clean Out Your Jar

There are 3 ways to clean out your jar for reuse! Either use the freezer, boil or scrape out method.

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions!

Single-serving Recipes

If you’re keeping things simple this Labor Day or have leftovers of your favorite dish, try one of these delicious recipes in your jar!

We recommend using the 4 and 8 oz jars for those small bites and the 16 oz jar for the recipes you can’t get enough of.

Seven Layer Dip

1 seven-layer nacho to-go please! These fun jar dips are tasty, protein-packed and no-mess.

Greek Pasta Salad

Grab the Greek veggie essentials, oils already in your shelf and stock up for the weekend. Great way to get those veggies in!


Strawberry Pretzel Dessert

My mom always made this recipe growing up for holiday events, so to me it’s a Labor Day classic! Try it for yourself.


Holiday Decor

Labor Day-themed Jar Centerpieces

Grab the 8 or 16 oz jar, some paint, your favorite holiday decor and get to decorating!

This is a great last-minute craft to do (especially with the kids) to jazz up the table display at your favorite cookout or holiday party.

Spice up your utensil display with your jar and a pop of color (blue and red bandanas used here).

The possibilities are endless when reusing your Vellabox candle jar – so have fun and get creative!

Why Reuse Matters

Since the 1950s, the rate of plastic production has grown faster than that of any other material. When it comes to plastic and often used single-use items like straws, plates and water bottles, less than 9% actually gets recycled (Source)

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