4th of July Mason Jar Candles

Hi Everyone!  You’ll notice a little change from the regular Fabulous Friday Pinterest Finds.  Today, I’m so excited to have the awesome sisters from Made From Pinterest.  They will be contributing every first Friday of the month.  What a treat and today they have a fun and fabulous craft that they’re sharing.

Good morning to all of the readers of Artzy Creations! We are three sisters at Made From Pinterest where we actually create the pins that we find on Pinterest and then share our successes with you and we are so excited to be guest contributing here on Melanie’s site today!

With the 4th of July fast approaching (can you believe THAT?!) we have a fun and easy craft to bring some American color into your home and your kids can even help too!

Just take a look at these darling 4th of July Mason Jar Candles!

4th of July Mason Jar Candles.  So easy!

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • Pint or quart sized mason jars
  • White long grain rice
  • Food coloring (I used Wilton True Blue and Red Gel Coloring)
  • Ziploc baggies
  • Votive or tealight candles


Pour your rice into a Ziploc baggie. Then add your food coloring, zip real tight and shake away! Or you could also put the rice and food coloring into a separate mason jar, screw the lid on and let your kids shake away! It’s that easy to color rice. Add more food coloring if you want your rice to be a darker color.

4th of July Candles tutorial

Just a warning…if you let your kids “shake away” with the Ziploc baggies, be prepared to have rice shaken all over your kitchen.  This did not happen to me when I made these.  No it did not. Okay yes it did.  And I’m an adult.  Sometimes.  I think I had a little too much fun shaking.

Once your rice is ready, starting with the red rice, scoop the rice into your mason jars. I put about 1/2 to 2/3 cups of rice for each layer into the pint jars and about 1 to 1 1/2 cups into the quart jars. It’s all up to you how thick you want your layers!

Top with a tealight or votive candle and you are ready to go.

This literally took minutes to create but look at the results!

4th of July Mason Jar Candles

A big thanks to Today’s Creative Blog for the inspiration for these 4th of July Mason Jar Candles. We hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did! And thanks again Melanie for letting us come and play at your house today!


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