I am really excited to share how to make mason jar candles. I always wanted to make a candle, I thought it would be difficult and annoying, but surprisingly easy. Now I cannot wait anymore to share how to make mason jar candles! Below are instructions for making your own Mason Jar Candle.
If you’ve been nervous about trying to make candles, do not be nervous because it is super easy! I promise you that it is not that difficult and the results are rewarding.
The supplies you will need include dye, candle wax, scented oil, thermometer wicks, and mason jars. The total cost of the supplies was just under $ 20, and I have remnants of dye and wicks.
Melt your wax in a double boiler. I do not have one, so I put a small saucepan inside a larger one filled with water.
Allow the wax to melt completely over medium-high heat until it reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Be sure to use a thermometer when making candles.
Remove the melted wax from the heat and add 1/4 to 1/2 block of dye, stirring until it dissolves.
As I was using a cinnamon scent, I added a red tint with a bit of mixed golden dye.
Allow the stained wax to cool to 175 degrees and add perfumed oil, approximately .5 ounces per 2 pounds of wax and mix them well.
I like scented candles and I will probably double the dose of scented oil next time.
Allow the wax to continue cooling to 120 degrees. While the wax cools, put your wicks in the jars.
Wrap the top of the wick around a bamboo skewer or toothpick to hold the wick in place.
This will be useful when you start to pour the wax and allow it to reposition if necessary.
I used a funnel to pour the wax from the pot into the canning jar. Save about 1/2 cup of wax.
Leave the room above the jar so that the wick extends above the wax but can be trimmed below the rim.
Hint: Place waxed paper or parchment paper under the mason jar to catch the spilled paper.
Cool the wax for about 30-45 minutes. The center will begin to sag.
Drill a hole near the core to release air bubbles.
Reheat the remaining wax to 175 degrees and pour it into a jar to level the top.
After trimming, remember to leave space at the top of the jar, as the core spreads over the wax.
Wait for the candle to completely cool-about six hours-and sets the core.
To be honest, how to make mason jar candles is surprisingly easy!
Even the cleanup process wasn’t too bad. The smell of cinnamon reminds you of autumn!
You can leave the jars plain or decorate with lace, burlap, raffia, laces … whatever you have in hand.
I hope you enjoy my tutorial on how to make mason jar candles!
And please try it.