Upcycle Craft How to Make a Mason Jar Candle

by Johnnie Collier

How to Make a Mason Jar Candle

Last week I shared this DIY Mason Jar Chimes tutorial and I bet you were left wondering what was to come of the bottom part of the jar.  Since I cut the jar just above the “Perfect Mason” lettering, I thought it would be so cute as a candle.  Turns out I was right, don’t you think?!  Read on to see how to upcycle a mason jar into one of your very own,  These would also be great as part of your DIY wedding decor, or as gifts!

SUPPLIES:

DIY Mason Jar Candle

Beeswax

Soy wicks on metal tabs

Double sided adhesive

Melting Pot

Mason Jar bottom (see tutorial:  How to cut mason jars)

Bamboo Skewer or pencil

Clips

Scissors

Lint free cloth

Soap and water or glass cleaner

TUTORIAL:

Melt wax per instructions.  I used my Ranger melting pot, which was not really the best plan on earth since I could only melt a little bit of wax at a time, but that is what I did.

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While that is melting, prepare container and wick. Clean container well and dry with a lint free cloth.  Adhere wick tab to double sided adhesive, and stick other side into container.  I used two wicks since the jar is big.  Three might have been even better.  That is yet to be seen.

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Wrap excess wick around dowel rod, centered so that wicks are straight up and down.  Use clips to secure in place.

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Pour in wax until container is as full as you would like.  Let sit overnight, trim wicks and enjoy!


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I just love my candle, and the smell of beeswax is wonderful.  This is my first time tackling candle making.  Do you make candles?  Do you have any tips and tricks to share?

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1 Carolyn ~ homework March 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Johnnie – I love, love, love,this project!!

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2 Johnnie Collier March 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Thank you Carolyn! You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to do. Give it a go!

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