Happy Saturday! Who loves things that smell good and look pretty? Let’s fill your home or the home of your friends with some wonderful aromas by making your own scented mason jar candles.
Guess what? This DIY project is super easy to do, not very expensive and doesn’t use any hazardous chemicals!
- Mason Jars with Lid
- 1- 1/8 Nipple
- 2- 1/8 Couplings
- 2- 3/8 in Washers
- Lamp Wicks, 100% Cotton (or make your own out of 100% cotton T-shirt)
- Olive Oil
- Pine cones Cranberries Fruit (like Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Coffee beans, Vanilla beans, etc.)
- Cordless Drill with 3/8 Drill Bit (or large screw driver and hammer
- Block of Scrap Wood
Start by filling the mason jar with botanicals, such as, cranberries, dried orange slices, pine cones, cinnamon sticks and some fresh cedar.
**On this step be sure not to fill the jar to full. You will need to leave some room for the floating wick.You can also use an old pencil to guide the botanicals where you would like them so they look best!
Next, this is an optional step but you can add some essential oils to your olive oil. Some good essential oils for this project are rosemary, sweet orange and lemon.
Fill the jar with oil, then add your floating wick. As the oil burns you can add some water, be aware that the oil will rise, and allow you to burn the candle longer. If the wick burns too quickly, you can also use a piece of an old candle’s wick.
**If you add water and don’t use the candle it will turn murky after a while. Add oil to avoid this problem.
Optional: You can add these tags to your candle or in the gift bag, just to make sure your recipients know how to safely use and enjoy them!
By: KAM HARDY