What do you do with an empty Diptyque candle jar…too nice to throw it out..right?
Use a damp towel to line the roots, I would even cut darts into the towel so it doesn’t pleat too much.
..from Balthazer..look at those vanilla seeds.
What a lovely idea. What’s the opposite of a green thumb? I have that. I also have lots of empty Diptyque candles lingering around (Baies is my favorite too). I usually put makeup brushes or loose change in them. Mostly I look at them and think, damn I spend a lot of money on candles!
You will have to make holes in the jars base for orchids since the water needs to flow out for the roots to dry out. Without a properly draining container your orchid’s roots will rot and it will die.
Lovely idea, it just needs a modification.
lovely presentation- i love the cake stands! are they available to buy online?
Mariage Frères are the BEST!
And I love this use of old Diptych candle jars. I usually just put change in them but this is much prettier. Perhaps I will try this with a mini succulent.
Mariage Frères is the BEST tea ever!
I use mine as wine tumblers!
ARGH perfection!!! I have just become obsessed with Diptyque (yes, late to the game I know but I live in New Zealand where niche brands aren’t readily available at all) and was hoping you would post more on the brand as I know you’re a Philosykos girl! <3 Diptyque fits so well with your aesthetic too. Spare, functional, highest quality, made with heart. Love love this idea, I'll also try it with succulents one day. Maybe a tiny flowering cactus or a mini Jade gollum…
Why don’t you make/publish an art cooking book dear, you are sooooooooo good at it I’d order a hard copy right away.
Talking about Mariage Freres, I now go to the Palais des thés in Paris although the original Mariage Freres shop is gorgeous (so touristy too). I compared the Hojicha tea from both shops and Palais des thés is my favorite. Also the Mariage teas have been so popular, it’s now everywhere in the world, how can they keep up with the quality?
Love the idea of recycling a good candle jar.
@Carole I have no idea how they keep up with quality. I agree it’s hard to do so when production goes global
Oh, un cannelé bordelais, my favorite ! I guess you bake them by yourself ?
Marvelous blog, by the way.
this is so incredibly chic. love it
what a good idea, and beautiful presentation.
old diptyque candle holders…i don’t have that “problem”, since i can’t buy diptyque around here.
your photos are always captivating!
So how do you remove the wax at the bottom? There’s always a little leftover. I tried freezing it, but still found it tough to remove.
I throw boiling water on the wax with some washing-up liquid, the wax becomes soft so then it’s easier to remove with a spoon or knife. I hope this helps.
What a smart idea!! I love these candles
Beautiful! Thumbs up for orchids, Singapore’s national flower!
What a wonderful idea! I usually use my empty Diptyque candles as toothpaste & toothbrush holder, stationary holder and eye-cream/serum holder.
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