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DIY Jar candles

DIY jar candles


  • Candle Wax ( I used Soy Wax. That is a 10 lb bag.)
  • Candle Wicks
  • Essential oils for scent or Candle Scents
  • Empty wide mouth jar, Tea Cups, Etc to hold your candles

DIY jar candles materials

Step 1)

Fill a microwave-safe glass bowl with the wax pellets. Microwave on high for a couple of minutes; stirring and checking occasionally. Depending on the amount, the power of microwave, etc. , the time can vary. You want your wax to melt completely to a clear liquid.

**Tip** Want colored candles? Add in a peeled, broken crayon the color you desire. It will melt along with the wax and color your candle.

DIY jar candles step 1

Step 2)

While the wax is melting place your wick in the jar, you will be using. Twist the excess wick around a pencil and balance it on top of the jar to hold the wick in place while you pour the wax. Gently pour the wax around the wick filling the container leaving about 1-inch head space at the top.

DO NOT REFRIGERATE.  Allow your candles to cool at room temperature to avoid cracking. If you try to cool them with the fridge or any other cooling mechanism they will crack.

DIY jar candles step 2

And you are done! It took less than 5 minutes to make these candles and can be customized in so many ways!

DIY jar candles result


SOURCE: A Few Short Cuts