In case you guys missed our guest post over at Small Home Big Start, (Amanda has an awesome lifestyle blog) check out these awesome DIY soy candles!
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 & boy were they fun & 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)
Time to heat the wax up. We used the double boiler & put it on low to give us time to get the jars ready.
After your glue gun is hot, use a dab & stick your wicks to the bottom of the mason jars.
Once the wax has melted, pour it into a measuring cup & 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.
Pour wax into mason jars until full. To help our wicks stay straight we got some card stock & cut a hole through the middle to place on top.
Let stand until wax has completely dried to a white opaque.
While your candles are setting, you can print off our free printable labels for your candles HERE.
STEP SEVEN (OPTIONAL):
Decorating your mason jars. We decorated ours with the labels & used hemp & white ribbon to wrap around the top. Use your creativity & have some fun adding the final touches to your candles.
We look forward to hearing all about your candles & how they worked out!