Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle
Easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle! This is great for gifts or to scent your own home anytime of the year. Easily customize these candles to any color you like. This Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle is a fun DIY project that yields great results!
This is a super cute, unique candle idea? Everyone has a Mason Jar in the back of their cupboard or down the basement, don’t they? The bonus is it is a (mostly) soy candle, so no build up on the walls or ceiling. I absolutely adore soy candles. They are my go-to candle when buying, and now when making a candle craft.
For other easy to make candle projects, check out these Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles (I adore these!), learn How to Make a Candy Corn Candle or make these wonderful Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles. Mmmmm the smell of burning candles customized to the scent you like. Yummy!
Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle Materials:
• 2 cups Soy Wax
• 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
• Large Nonstick Pot
• Wooden Spoon
• Chopstick or Wood Stick or Pencil
• 1 Crayon, any color – It is vital that you DO NOT use food coloring as it will not distribute in the mixture. You could use Candle dye that works with all soy candle wax.
• Measuring Spoons
• ½ tsp Vanilla Candle Scent (any scent will work)
• 1 Mason Jar Mug (You could use a Mason Jar, you’d just have to wait for the candle to cool to move it.)
Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle Directions:
• Place your candlewick in a Mason jar mug, allowing the wick to drop to the bottom.
• To hold the candlewick in place, wrap the top around a pencil or chopstick.
• Place the stick over the jar and let the bottom of it drop to the bottom. A weighted candlewick does this nicely and settles on its own.
• Begin by heating the soy wax flakes on low heat right on your stove top. It is best to use a nonstick pot to help avoid burning and sticking.
• Continue to stir the soy candle flakes as they slowly melt. Be sure to keep the liquid moving so it does not stick or clump.
• You can now tint the soy flakes with a blue crayon (any color is fine, blue was used in this tutorial). It is vital that you DO NOT use food coloring as it will not distribute in the mixture, it will clump and not mix.
• Peel the crayon and break it into small pieces. For the light blue tint achieved in the candle shown, just ¼ of the crayon was used. For a darker color you can add more. Allow the wax to melt and tint the mixture.
• Add vanilla candle scent; stir.
• Remove the mixture from the stove and slowly (and carefully!) pour it into the Mason jar mug.
• Immediately re-center the candlewick if needed.
• Store the candle in a cool place until it sets. Do not touch it while it is setting. Let it sit for a full 3-4 hours before moving.
• Once the mixture has hardened, remove the pencil and you can snip the candlewick to shorten it.
• Light and enjoy!
Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!
• 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, housewarming presents, stocking stuffers and more!
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