DIY Mason Jar Soy Candles {Guest Post with PrettyPaperLove}

Hey folks! Garrett and I are still touring around the Southern US for our honeymoon, but I’m popping in with a guest post that I’m super excited to share with you. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both of these lovely ladies during my day job and I was so happy when they started up their blog prettypaperlove earlier this year. 

Mich & Char are amazing graphic designers by day and crafty bloggers by night. I can’t wait to make my own DIY Mason Jar Soy Candles when we get back, especially with such cute labels!

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For the longest time, we’ve always been interested in mason jars; from jamming, pickling, baked goods, homemade gifts to candles. So many possibilities! We decided to take a stab at making homemade candles and boy were they fun and super easy! Read along to see just how simple these candles were.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • soy candle wax
  • candle wicks
  • fragrance oils
  • candle wax thermometer
  • mason jars
  • hot glue gun
  • old double boiler (old pot)
  • measuring cup (old if possible)
  • card stock (optional)

STEP ONE:

Time to heat the wax up. We used the double boiler and put it on low to give us time to get the jars ready.

STEP TWO:

After your glue gun is hot, use a dab and stick your wicks to the bottom of the mason jars.

STEP THREE:

Once the wax has melted, pour it into a measuring cup and let stand for several minutes. When putting the fragrance in, wait until the temperature of the wax is between 120-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Some fragrances lose their scent at high temperatures. Mix around the fragrance in the wax with the thermometer.

STEP FOUR:

Pour wax into mason jars until full. To help our wicks stay straight we got some card stock and cut a hole through the middle to place on top.

STEP FIVE:

Let stand until wax has completely dried to a white opaque.

STEP SIX:

While your candles are setting, you can print off our free printable labels for your candles.

STEP SEVEN (OPTIONAL):

Decorating your mason jars. We decorated ours with the labels and used hemp and white ribbon to wrap around the top. Use your creativity and have some fun adding the final touches to your candles. 

We look forward to hearing all about your candles and how they worked out!

See you guys over at prettypaperlove sometime soon.

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