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DIY: How To Make Mason Jar Lavender Soy Candles

This was such a fun craft! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, a baby shower, gender reveal party, or wedding favor gift, the uses for homemade candles are endless. Here’s the supplies needed, instructions, and short video to help you make your own.

Supplies

  • 1 lb. soy wax flakes
  • Blue & red candle dye
  • Medium sized wicks with stickums
  • Lavender scented oil
  • Mason jars of various sizes
  • Cute doilies, fabric, or yarn to decorate your candles

Directions

    • Stick wick firmly into place in bottom of jar. Use your finger to push it down.
    • Tie wick around a holder (we used an extra large bobby pin) & place over top of mason jar so it stays centered.
    • Slowly melt wax in container on the stove, stirring frequently until fully melted.
    • Add colorant and slowly stir until a deep purple (it will lighten when it hardens).
    • Add scent, stirring slowly.
    • Let wax cool 5-10 minutes so the heat doesn’t crack the jar.
    • Carefully pour wax into into the mason jar, leaving a little room at the top.
    • Set aside and allow wax to fully cool and firm up (about 45-60 minutes).
    • Cut wick to ¼ – ½ inch.
    • Decorate as desired!

DIY: How To Make Cute Mason Jar Candles. Get the full written instructions here: http://bit.ly/1VrZLIU

Posted by Simplemost on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Clean-Up Tip

This is a great tip from Something Turquoise: If there is wax stuck inside your pot, put it back on the heated stove for about 5-10 seconds. Use a paper towel wrapped around a spoon to wipe the inside clean. Repeat the process with a new paper towel until the residual wax is removed.

If you accidentally spill wax on your counter (like we did), use a putty knife to carefully scrape off the wax.