The jars are flattish front-to-back. If you have lots, try laying them on their side and mortaring them together into a wall. Leave the caps off for a sun-glasses type lighting effect, put them back on to make the jars more insulating.
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If you don't have room in a cupboard, marmite jars would be ideal for storing spices in a light area. Light speeds the degradation of spices and herbs, so dark jars like marmite jars would make them last longer.... I can't think of another use for them right now.
This is a cool idea. I should have mentioned in the original post that I got rid of the lids. If they were glass I might have kept them.
What does "aren't successful" mean in this context ?
Yep, what the other people said. The candles burn only down to a certain bit and are really dim.
Probably "flickery, smoky flame that you can't see very well" - the jars' wide middle needs a wide top to get enough oxygen to the candle flame for a decent flame.
...that and the dark brown glass can't help.
That's what I meant by "...that you can't see very well".
I thought you were referring to the flame itself, sorry.