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« on: April 17, 2017, 03:32:28 PM »

hi all - question is applicable to anyone who either makes OR buys candles  :mwaha:

I've made container candles on and off for years, in various jars and tins, but I want to offer them at one particular market soon, so want to consolidate.

I can't decide whether to go with tins or jars.

I don't do many markets so it would be a small number, so I want something with a lid so I don't have to bother with boxes etc.

I am undecided about 100ml aluminium tins such as Naturally Thinking do, or a smilar sized preserve jar.

I personally quite like the look of the tins, but friends and family seem to prefer the glass ones I've made.

http://www.NT.com/bottles-jars/aluminium-jars/aluminium-jar-100ml.html

https://www.waresofknutsford.co.uk/106ml-globe-jam-jars

https://www.waresofknutsford.co.uk/120-ml-verrine/

Any advice from makers, and which would you go for as buyers?

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 05:19:05 PM »

Ooh... I do rather like those globe jars  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 08:06:38 PM »

Mine are in glasses and sell well. I do like then in tins though.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 08:56:17 PM »

As a buyer I'd go for the tin - I don't like non-preserves in preserve jars.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 09:32:17 AM »

As a buyer I'd go for the tin - I don't like non-preserves in preserve jars.


Thanks everyone for your comments.

That's partly my thoughts EJ - I've seen some lovely candles in jam jars, and some naff ones also  :mwaha:

Its got to look like a design feature, not just something you found in the cupboard.

I need something with a built in lid, as I know after a couple of markets the tops start looking manky and I don't want the fuss and expense of boxes.

And second criteria is price - its only going to be a small sideline at a couple of markets where there isn't another candle seller, so costs need to be reasonable ....
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