A Green Home: Part I


I have openly admitted to my serious obsession over many things – sweets, throw pillows, fall, and most of all, candles. I’m a sucker for buying the candles with the pretty jar, and then at the end of the week (because that’s how quickly I burn through them), I’m left with nothing but a pretty, empty glass container.

After committing to filling my new house with greenery that I hopefully can’t kill (you can see the post about my plans here), I decided it was time to put those empty candle jars to good use. I picked out some cacti and succulents at my local greenhouse to start my cacti garden – part one of my green home. The process is easy, and doesn’t necessarily require a tutorial, but I love the idea of recycling something I once loved, and letting it continue to be a part of my home. Here’s my final results!

P.S. You can find tips about cleaning out your old candle jars here, and tips on cacti care here.




  1. 25 September 2014 / 9:17 am

    These are so adorable!

    • 25 September 2014 / 9:50 am

      Thank you! They are so easy too!