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.
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.
Go HERE ->for an updated mason jar candle recipe and quick video tutorial
To make your own mason jar candles you will need:
double boiler/microwave safe container
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 or 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.
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. :)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this easy mason jar candle tutorial and give candle making a try.
Your candle looks great! I could sure use one of those candles after today. :) Thanks for sharing!
Great idea and it turns out so lovely!
I’d love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week. https://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/02/show-tell-13.html
This is SO pretty! :)
This turned out so beautifully! I’ve always wanted to try making candles… it looks like fun. Thanks for sharing!
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 https://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-to-make/ have a great weekend!
Candle making sounds like it is pretty easy to do. I might have to check out some candle scents and try making some!!!
I was just wondering where you purchased the small mason jars. Thanks!
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. :)
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.
This is great and easy to make thank you for sharing!
Hi I wanted to know where to pay dry Lavender and candle wicks & soy wax if you buy I it at Michaels craft store.
And and also I don’t have skewers that wooden I have metal also can you use big mason jars?I
I want to learn how to make Lavender it looks like fun.
Where can you buy lavender? Also, how do you dry the lavender? Sorry, but I am not crafty at all!
cut and tie lavender by limbs and hang upside down to dry. Check lavender farms in your area to buy. Your local Farmers Market is a great place to find it and get good information too!
About how much lavender/ lavender buds did you use? I like how the amount you used mostly sit at the top so I was just wondering. Thanks!
My questions aren’t much different than my fellow posters: Where to find Lavender either dried or I can dry myself. And the shorty Mason Jars. I have a whole set of Mason Jars (lg size) that are our drinking glasses. LOL I bought them at Dollar General for about $5.00 for 6. They however, do not have the little guys….:( And the little ones are so much cuter and whimsical…..Thank you for sharing with us out here in cyberspace!!!! Gonna give her a try when I get all the ingredients! : }
Your candle is beautiful and the instructions so good,I have been thinking of trying my hand at making some,thanks for sharing,I now have a blueprint.
Nice idea and pictures !! <3
I'm in love with the mason jar you used !! Could you tell me where to get these ?
Thank you !