Here is a simple way to make DIY mason jar candles!

What you’ll need:

Soy wax flakes, candle pouring pot, wicks, sticks to hold wicks, wooden spoon, thick glass jars (optional: essential oil for scent and wax colourant for colour)


  1. Stick the wick in the bottom of your jars.
  2. Place sticks on top of your jar to hold your wick in place.
  3. Melt 500 grams of wax flakes per jar on low (for an average jar size 5 inches by 3 inches). The white wax will look yellow once melted.
  4. If you want to add scent, add 28 grams of essential oil per jar. Add colour if you wish, following instructions on packet.
  5. Take pot off the stove and leave to cool for half an hour or until the wax is a slushie consistency.
  6. Pour wax carefully into jars to set, leave for 24 hours.

7. Trim wick to 1 and a 1/2 cms
8. Decorate your jar if you wish.
9. Your candle is now ready to burn or give as a gift.

Candle making is on my craft list for this year, I’d love to make some for gifts and some for myself.

Try it out and let me know how you go. Please add comment below.

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  • I’ve always wanted to make my own scented candles. A friends son is currently making them as a school project, I’m going to get him to teach me


  • soy candles seem to really be getting popular these days. A local lady goes crazy trying to keep up with demand for these candles


  • This looks so simple! I would love to try this


  • Love love love!!! I adore scented candles around the home and with winter coming on, I will get making to melt on our fireplace. And a great christmas gift idea!


  • I will be giving these a try! I always thought candle making looked difficult, but this sounds like a piece of cake!
    What a perfect way to use up my old baby food jars!
    I’m going to make these as gifts for family and friends throughout the year.


  • seems quite simple. Wish me luck it seems like a really lovely gift to give to loved ones.


  • These would be great for a DIY wedding :)


  • I see so many people making candles but never knew how! Seemed very complicated but this makes it look doable, yay!


  • excellent ideas and good directions look fabulous,a great gift forself and others, goingtogiveit a go. My car fixed afterbeingflooded


  • are the wicks and flakes found somewhere like spotlight?


  • Thanks – I do love candles and will give these candles a go. Would make good presents too.


  • I used to make gel candles – very fun this is s great idea. Thanks.


  • I love candles and use them everynight,thanks so much and l will give it a go!

    • I do too – so much nicer and softer at night than lights.


  • Oh! They are adorable!! Where do you buy wax flakes and wicks?


  • These are lovely. Thank you for sharing your expertise.


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