I’ve been in love with Mason Jars forever. In my first apartment, I had a set of the glass Mason Jars with the handles that I used for drinking. I loved them then and I still love them now. I also like the Mason Jars without the handles too. I recently stumbled upon a post for making your own candles by bethcakes that were simply adorable. She used a combination of sprinkles and… yes Mason Jars. I really liked the combination of the two of them and I was determined to try making my own candles, but a Valentine’s Day version. I’ve also wanted to make my own candles for a while now, but have chickened out in the past. I even went as far as buying all of the materials and eventually decided it was too much work. Well, let me tell you… now that I’ve done it,in actuality it was all very easy. If you can melt chocolate, or for that matter pretty much anything or start a microwave, then you can make you very own candles. Check out just how easy it is.
Here’s What You Need:
- Mason Jars (2 Regular Mouth Pint Jars, 2 Extra Small Diamond Cut Jelly Jars)
- Vanilla Fragrance Oil
- Microwaveable Soy Wax
- Karo Syrup
- Heart Sprinkles (Wilton Makes Red and Pink Heart Sprinkles)
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Hot glue the wicks into the bottom of the Mason Jars.
Step 2: Take Karo Syrup and a paint brush and apply a thick coat to the inside of the Mason Jar. I didn’t water mine down at all because these sprinkles were bigger and therefore heavier than a traditional sprinkle. Next, put sprinkles on the Karo syrup.
Step 3: Tape a pencil to the wick so that the wick will rest on the top of the Mason Jar. This will keep the wick centered too.
Step 4: This is the wax I used up above. It was really easy to work with. Melt the soy wax in the microwave or double boiler. I made a make shift double boiler because believe it or not we don’t own or use a microwave. I used (2) packages for a total of (2) lbs. of soy wax.
Step 5: Add the fragrance according to the directions on the bottle to the melted wax.
Step 6: Pour the wax into the jars. I transferred all of the melted wax into a 4 cup glass measuring cup that had a spout on it.
Step 7: Let the candles set up firmly and then trim the wicks with scissors.
These were so easy to make that I will definitely make more. I plan on giving these to my daughter’s teachers for Valentine’s Day and need to make some of my own 🙂
You don’t have to have any candle experience to make these. These smell wonderful and they’re not even lit. So, have fun making these as gifts or to keep!