Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!




Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles

Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles Supplies Needed:

Half Pint Mason Jars
• Microwave Safe Bowl
Candle Wax (2 Cups)
Cinnamon and Spice Warming Wax
Candle Wicks
• Red Sprinkles
• Corn Syrup
• Paint Brush (optional)

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles Directions:

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


• Pour your candle wax into a microwave safe bowl and place three warming wax cubes on top of the wax pellets.
• Microwave for 3 minutes.

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


• While your candle wax is melting, grab your mason jar and pour a little bit of corn syrup into your mason jar and spread around with a paint brush or your finger. Quickly pour your red sprinkles on top of the corn syrup.
• Grab a wick and dab a dot of corn syrup on the bottom and firmly press to the bottom of your mason jar.

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


• Once your wax is melted remove it from the microwave and quickly pour into the center of the mason jar, being sure to avoid the sides.
• Allow to set for about an hour before using, trim the wick before lighting.

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles; Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles! Great for gifts, stocking stuffers, or to scent your own home during the holiday season. These Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles are a fun DIY project that yields great results!


• This is a super easy project! You can dress up your mason jars with ribbons when giving as a gift! Think teachers, small gift exchanges, stocking stuffers and more!


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Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives

A very easy, DIY craft that takes only 5 minutes, and adds festive lighting and a wonderful holiday scent to your home, these Cinnamon Stick Votives can be assembled by nearly anyone!

Hubby and I went to dinner with my parents, my brother, and his girlfriend the other day. As we were chatting about the table, Hubby told my mother I was doing a few crafts for the blog. My mother was very interested in what. You see my mother was Martha Stewart before Martha Stewart was Martha Stewart. There is nothing my mother cannot craft. Clearly this apple not only fell far from that tree, it rolled across a few fields and landed in some mud before disintegrating. Martha Stewart, I am not.

So knowing my crafting-skill-level was about that of a 10 year old (on a good day), my mom asked me what I had planned. I told her about the shimmer candles I did last week, and how I painted the pine cones for the front foyer. She suggested I do the “cinnamon stick votives,” and I assured her I was going to brave the glue gun and give it a try.

At this point she started shaking her head and smiling. She told me, “You don’t need a glue gun” – I think this was said because she feared for my safety – “you just need a few rubber bands!” And she proceeded to tell me how these were done:

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


You need:

4 oz Cinnamon Sticks (3″ or 4″ length)
1 Votive
1 Flameless Votives (do not use a real candle)
3 Rubber Bands
Length of Wired-edge Ribbon
Scissors to cut your ribbon

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


First things first, place two rubber bands around your votive.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Life up your rubber band and slip a cinnamon stick underneath. It will end up between the rubber band and the votive. The rubber bands will hold the cinnamon stick in place.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Do this all the way around your votive. Place a third, thicker rubber band around the whole pile.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Push the votives down if you like so they are flush with the bottom of the votive. Note: You don’t need to do this, as long as the cinnamon sticks are even, they will support the votive.

Now your cinnamon sticks will be all kinds of crooked. Straighten them out, or make certain they are all at the same angle.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Cut a length of your wired edged ribbon and tie it OVER the rubber bands. Tuck the rubber bands under the ribbon so they do not show.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


I tied a simple square knot (left over right and under, right over left and under), and then just manipulated the ends to curl a little (the beauty of wired edged ribbon!)

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


Insert a flameless candle into the votive,

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


and turn it on. I strongly suggest you not use a real candle… you just never know.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


And 5 minutes later, we are done!

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


This is with the votives turned on.

Christmas Craft: Cinnamon Stick Votives


The craft time to do all three votives took me 10 minutes total, and about five of those minutes were spent gathering up the supplies. This is one easy craft that will add a nice scent to your house, and look festive at the same time!

Oh tip: I was looking for the short cinnamon sticks at JoAnns, and told Hubby we’d have to stop at the grocery store to buy some. He told me he saw some at the dollar store (for a buck), and he ran in and bought me three packs for $3 total!! Each (4oz) pack perfectly surrounds one 2.2″x2.2″x2.5″ glass votive.


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DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles

These beautiful DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles are an easy to make and produce beautiful, sparkling results!



As many of you know, I am in no way, shape, manner or form, crafty. This means if I can do a craft, anyone over the age of 5 (and probably a bunch of 3 and 4 year olds) can do the craft. So no excuses from you all for not giving this a go!

I am also not one to jump on a fad. I like tried and true. So something has to show signs of sticking around for me to take the time to investigate if it is a piece of decor. And Mason jar crafts, for better or worse, seem to be sticking around.

I decided to try my hand at a Mason jar craft after finding six cases of Mason jars down the basement, all courtesy of Hubby’s non-existent canning projects. I think he’s canned twice since he laid in his canning jar stock. Twice.

Now it is also true that I love, love, LOVE glitter!! Just another thing I have in common with your average 5 year old. So, when I found the Mason jars, I decided I would like to glitter them up! And with the holiday season right around the corner, the timing was perfect.

Off to JoAnn’s I went to get some craft supplies. I decided to go with super fine glitter. It just looks nicer. I also needed a spray to seal the super fine glitter onto the Mason jars when I was finished. Ten minutes and $65 later (what? you thought I was gonna stick to my list!? Heck no. I got a buncha stuff that had nothing to do with this project. JoAnn’s is dangerous that way…) I was on my way home to glitz-up some jars!

Now before I decided to do this, I read a lot of posts and watched a few videos. For the most part, they were either A ) fails or B ) I am craft-challenged (and the two are not mutually exclusive) because man, when I tried what they said things did not go well. Ever see a river of gold glitter slide down a jar? Well I have. Don’t put a glob of mod podge inside a jar and just swish it around. It spells disaster and it will never dry. Take it from someone that learned the hard way, with glitter, use a fast drying adhesive spray if you are glitzing-up the inside of a jar.

So, that was my disaster, and these are my successes! I did quite well in that regard as I was 6 for 7. Not too shabby for a craft-challenged-gal.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I started with these craft supplies:

Mod Podge
• Extra Fine Glitter in 24 Karart (gold), Sterling (silver) and Crystal
Epsom Salt
Rubbing Alcohol
• Lint free rag (baby diapers work well)
Mason Jars
Spray Adhesive
Sealer
Small, flat head paint brush

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


First things first: clean out your Mason jars with rubbing alcohol using a lint free rag. A bit in the jar, swish it around, and rub. For the exterior, apply using the rag and wipe clean. Allow to dry.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


My first holiday shimmer candle attempt was just to fill the Mason Jar a bit with Epsom salts and add a candle. Very pretty snow effect! And, since I just put in 3/4 of a cup of Epsom salts, and added a candle, there was nothing to screw up.

It looks lovely lit too!

Epsom salts are mostly water so not flammable. As a matter of fact, I got a few granules on the candle wick and it took F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get that wick lit! I had to scrape off the granules, and then wait for the wick to dry. It still took a while for the lighter to catch.

Tip: don’t let your candle wick come in direct contact with the Epsom Salts.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


So keeping with the Epsom salts, I decided that since they aren’t flammable, why not play?

Epsom salts start clear but turn white the longer they are exposed to air. In a week they will be white as snow, so perfect for a holiday craft!

I painted mod podge inside my Mason jar.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


Added 3/4 cup of Epsom salt,

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


and swirled it around so the entire inside of the Mason jar was coated with the Epsom Salts. I removed any extras. Seems counter productive because I add fresh Epsom salts later to stabilize the candle, but not with the stuff I swirled. I was afraid that some would mix with the glue and harden into a lump.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I allowed to dry overnight, then added some fresh Epsom salt to the bottom of the container, a candle and lit it! Isn’t it lovely (honestly this is my favorite one in person. It is just beautiful!)

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


Now I moved on to the glitter! YAY Glitter!!

After the interior mod podge/glitter disaster (see above), I decided to line the inside with glitter using the adhesive spray.

I gave the inside of my Mason jar a good spritz all around, then quickly dumped a decent amount of glitter inside my Mason jar. I swirled until the inside was completely covered. I had to add a bit on a few bare spots.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


After I completely covered the inside of my jar, I tapped the excess onto a sheet of aluminum foil for later use.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I allowed the gold glittered Mason jar to dry overnight.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I poured a small quantity of Epsom salts into the bottom of the jar, added a candle and lit it.

This is one beautiful jar! I am just not sure it is non-flammable, so be careful if you do this – I wouldn’t want you to start a fire in your house!

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


On to the exterior in the crystal glitter. Now the crystal glitter is one of my favorites! The greens, blues, pinks, whites combine to make for an unusual, translucent quality.

To accomplish this, I “painted” the exterior of a Mason jar with the mod podge using a flat tipped paint brush. Most people will be able to find these in the craft or acrylic paint section of their local paint store.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


Sprinkle lightly with the glitter. I did this over the same aluminum foil as I shook off the gold as I wanted a multicolored jar to finish the project.

When sprinkling the crystal colored glitter, it is a bit tougher to tell if you got the entire jar, so hold it up to the light to be sure you completely covered everything. I wiped off the excess from the upper rim (that overflowed my “clean line”) with rubbing alcohol.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


Again I allowed this to dry overnight, sprayed with the sealer (so I won’t have glitter everywhere in the future), poured a little bit of Epsom salts in the bottom for stability and so it would look like “snow”, and added a candle. Since this one is a bit see-through, I chose a colored candle for contrast. It looks beautiful!

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


For the silver glitter, I chose to just rim the top of the jar. I painted the screw portion of the jar, and removed excess glue (that overflowed my “clean line”) with the rubbing alcohol.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I think sprinkled the rim with the silver glitter, again over that same piece of aluminum foil. I wiped off the excess (that overflowed my “clean line”) with rubbing alcohol.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I let dry overnight, sprayed with the sealer, added a bit more Epsom salts for candle stability and “snow”, added my colored candle, and lit it!

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I had high hopes for this one, but I honestly do not care for the effect. *shrug*

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


Now it was time for my multicolored jar!

I had to add more glitter to what I had gathered on the aluminum foil as I wanted full coverage. I mixed the glitter well with my fingertips. Just like with the crystal glitter, I painted the exterior of my Mason jar with a flat tipped paint brush, and wiped off the excess with rubbing alcohol (that overflowed my “clean line”). I covered the entire exterior painted exterior with the multicolored glitter on my aluminum foil.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I turned this one upside down to dry. Since there was nothing on the rim, I figured “why not?”

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


I let dry overnight, sprayed with the sealer, added a bit more Epsom salts for candle stability and “snow”, added my white candle, and lit it! This one is totally gorgeous in my opinion!

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


When I dried these, I kept them all together on a cutting board. If you have cardboard or a tray, that would work too. Line them as glitter will fall off and it is a lot of “fun” trying to scrub it off the cutting board.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


And here is the finished product. Now I took these photos in the dark, but my flash did cause them to light up a bit. Probably for the best.

DIY Holiday Shimmer Candles


If you are looking for an easy holiday project, this is definitely one to investigate. I was pretty happy with both the lit, and unlit results, and if you try this project I think you will be too!


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