Storing Candles

Hi everyone!

I know you all are probably thinking, “Oh no, not another cardboard roll tip!” Yes, another cardboard roll tip. I promise not to use cardboard rolls for awhile after this in my Tip of the Week.

Toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls or the cardboard tubes from wrapping paper are just so handy for so many things. One of the uses I have for them is in storing my candles. Candles aren’t cheap and if you use them for your dinner table, tablescape or just decorating, you want them to stay pretty looking and not get nicked up or different color candles rubbing up next to each other.

tip of the week 030Whenever I find these boxes clearanced really low, which is rare, I buy them for storing candles. But, I also used shoe boxes and boot boxes.

tip of the week 037Using toilet paper rolls, you can slide 2 regular size votives in each tube. The blue votives in the right corner is actually 4 candles because they are the very short kind. This keeps them from rolling around and you can easily see what candles you have. Needless to say, I have a LOT of these boxes. LOL I keep tem stacked in the Princess’s closet on a high shelf. I  have them labeled on the outside of the boxes what colors are in each box so it is handier to find what I need.

tip of the week 036As you can see, it is also a nice idea for taper candles. These ones haven’t been used yet so, they are still wrapped but, in the tube they are all together and little to no risk of them getting broke. I cut the end of the paper towel roll so I can see what color the tapers are. Of course, I used the leftover piece for votives.

If you store your candles in drawers, this still works great.

As you can imagine, no toilet paper roll, paper towel roll or wrapping paper roll every goes into the trash here! LOL Yup, I'm all about recycling and reusing things!

Well, I hope you enjoyed this tip. Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. This is a super idea, Diann! I have a lot of candles and storing them has become a problem. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.


  2. Now why didn't I think of that?! That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I never throw away a tube. I use them for so much. What can I say. Thrifty. Hey sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile to say hi. I am back in the blogging community after a short leave of absence. Enjoy your day.

  4. Diane, please continue to give us ideas for tubes!! I love to recycle, everything that does not go into a land fill is an awesome idea!! I buy those boxes on clearance and at yard sales!! I store alot of my crafting materials in them.

  5. This is an awesome tip Diann! Thanks so much:)

  6. Great idea, mine sometimes bleed colors one on to another so this would help. I also put some of mine out in the garage frig. Somewhere I read if you put them in the frig they burn longer. Not sure if that is true or not.

  7. Great tip, Diann...guess I will be saving those rolls from now on.

  8. You have the best ideas. I have started saving all my TP/PT rolls.

  9. Great ideas! I found your blog thru the Resell It! email.

  10. Genius! Great re purpose/recycle/reuse.


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