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DIY Lavender Mason Jar Candles

DIY Lavender Mason Jar Candles // Happy Friday friends! Are you ready for the weekend? We have basketball games and a few projects to work on around the house. I’ll have to sneak in some crafting time as well because I have a few more Valentine’s Day ides to share with you. Today I’m taking a step back from the Valentine crafts to share with you this diy lavender mason jar candle. If you haven’t tried candle making you’ll be surprised by how easy it can be. Candle making is a great way to create customized candles to give as gifts or to fill your home with. Candles can be made in a variety of glasses or containers, mason jars happen to be my favorite for this craft.

Mason Jar Candles DIY

I like to use soy wax and soy wicks when making my own candles. Soy wax can be found at your local craft store or ordered online on eBay or etsy. The best part about candle making is that you can infuse the candle with any scent you’d like. There are plenty of ways to naturally color and scent candles as well. For this project I used a vanilla fragrance from the craft store then added my own lavender to the wax.

To make your own mason jar candles you will need:

soy wax

soy wicks

glue

double boiler/microwave safe container

thermometer

fragrance

1. Using a double boiler melt your wax until the temperature reaches 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit. I used a large glass pyrex measuring cup and about 2 cups of shaved soy wax for one mason jar candle.

2. While the wax is melting glue your wick to the mason jar. Hot glue works great but you can use glue dots orĀ  tacky wax to hold the wick in place.

3. Remove from heat and allow wax to cool to 125 degrees. Once it has cooled to 125 degrees add scent. I used a couple of drops of vanilla fragrance oil and stirred lavender into the wax.

4. Pour wax into mason jar. The wax may cause your wick to lean and you may need to help position the wick in the center at this point. I used two wooden skewers and laid them on both sides of the wick. This helps prevent your wick from shifting.

5. Allow wax to harden overnight then trim wick to a 1/4 inch.

Mason Jar Candles DIY

That’s it! Candle making is pretty simple once you try it and you’ll keep wanting to try new candle scents and techniques as you go. Also please note that the twine is for decorative purposes and will not be used when lit. Its also important to keep candles away from children and to trim your wick to a 1/4inch to avoid flickering. :)

Mason Jar Candles DIY

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this easy mason jar candle tutorial and give candle making a try.

 

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Comments

  1. I love this idea it would make a great gift.

  2. So cute! I love lavender! I’m totally going to so this for gifts! Have a great weekend!

  3. These are so pretty! Love!

  4. I haven’t made candles in forever! This makes me want to try it again! :) I bet yours smells so good.

  5. I love these! I don’t know if it will be soon, but this is a project that I’m definitely trying in the future!
    I like the twine bow, too (I bought some purple just like that from Pick Your Plum a week or two ago!)
    Thanks for the how-to! :)

  6. I LOVE lavendar… what a fabulous project! I’d love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie http://whatscookingwithruthie.com

  7. I love lavender and think this might be easy enough to try.

  8. What a great project and you make it look really doable even for a chicken that tends to stay in her comfort zone. Making candles has never been in my comfort zone but I’d love to try this. Candles are getting so expensive just for little votives even, gee whiz, 75 cents each for many at Walmart, for crying out loud. I’d really love to make some lavender candles, just need to find where I can get some lavender to put in them.
    So glad you shared this project. Guess I could use different containers to make the candles in.

  9. What a lovely idea. I can see me making some for xmas pressies for my candle loving friends and family.

  10. Lavender is my favorite scent. When I loved in Pittsburgh, PA I had a large lavender plant that produced lots and lots of blooms. I have jars filled with lavender. It is surprising how long it lasts.
    Can’t wait to try this candle. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love the simplistic look of these! So gorgeous and lavender is one of my favorite scents. Thanks for sharing.

  12. These look beautiful and you make it seem so easy, too! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

  13. Oh i love this! I’ve never attempted to make a candle before… it looks and sounds very easy!

  14. I absolutely love the smell of lavender around our home. Thanks for sharing this lavender candle making tutorial. ;o)

  15. Mmmm… I bet this smells amazing (and your photos are gorgeous)! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  16. I’ve been wanting to make candles…Thanks for the great tutorial!

  17. These are beautiful!! I’ve made candles before but never thought to add Lavender. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  18. What a lovely candle, and a great use for my lavender flowers! Do the flower bits not flame up when they burn?

    • Hi Dree! I’ve been burning the candle for a few days and haven’t had a problem with the lavender at all. This was my first time using lavender in a candle so I’ll definitely let you know if I run into any issues with it. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  19. I have it all – ready to make some asap! Pretty!

  20. Looks really beautiful and would definitely be a great gift. Just pinned it.

  21. Your candle looks great! I could sure use one of those candles after today. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Kristina
    chappelofloveblog.com

  22. Great idea and it turns out so lovely!

    I’d love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/02/show-tell-13.html

  23. This is SO pretty! :)

  24. This turned out so beautifully! I’ve always wanted to try making candles… it looks like fun. Thanks for sharing!

  25. We have a lavender farm near us, I keep thinking I need to go get some and make something – this would be a great start!!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-to-make/ have a great weekend!

  26. Candle making sounds like it is pretty easy to do. I might have to check out some candle scents and try making some!!!

  27. Hi there-
    I was just wondering where you purchased the small mason jars. Thanks!

  28. I have some jars I can send to someone who can use them to make candles…

    • That would be wonderful! I just want to make a couple — one for Mother’s Day and one for a work friend (I call her my work mom). I recently purchased a 1-lb. bag of lavender for this, and I’d be happy to send some your way. :)

  29. I love this idea!! Lavender is one of my favorite scents so I love how you added the dried lavender! Definitely will have to try this, though I think I’d try adding lavender fragrance too.

  30. Jennifer Brants says:

    This is great and easy to make thank you for sharing!

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