I have long been a fan of Flamingo candles. The handmade organic candles adorned with a chic flamingo motif, hold fun original scents, that are a pleasure to burn.  Since the first collection, the range has evolved and grown to include unique, personalised designs from the zodiac signs, and the cute rainbow available on not on the high street to their latest offering gin and tonic palm print letter candle. My firm favourite is still the macaroon and almond high tea , which instantly made me think of Battenberg  (which is my absolute favourite cake). When you do finally manage to burn the soybean wax down, these jars are keep sakes, and here are just a few ideas about what to do with your pretty empty jars.

Flamingo candles



Who says freakshakes can’t be mini? Building up freak shake elements in this small jar means you can indulge without feeling guilty. Everything in moderation right?  I am really obsessed with small cacti tight now, and re-potting using special cacti soil into personalised jars will make a welcome addition to your home.  Fashion for lunch actually gave me the idea for the Lego pieces.  An extra added touch is giving the kids their own letter jar of their initial with their own Lego pieces. My zodiac sign is Leo, so it was fitting to fill the jar with excess. I am asucjer for petals and not only are fresh flowers a major staple of my home,  the fallen petals are used in my photography.  Keep pretty petals encased with the lid to preserve them just a little bit longer.

upcycling Flamingo candle jar ideas

Upcycling ideas


  • Milkshakes
  • Cacti
  • Jewellery
  • Sweets
  • Dried flowers
  • Ribbons
  • Makeup brushes

  • Fairy lights
  • Cocktails
  • Cooking spices/ Seasoning
  • Coin piggy bank
  • Glitter
  • Craft/ buttons/pins
  • Homemade jam



How do you up cycle your Flamingo candle jars?