DIY mason jar candle

Candles are a great way to decorate your home and also make wonderful gifts. Try this easy recipe to make your own scented candles.


  • Soy wax flakes
  • Double-boiler saucepan, or a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water
  • Ready-made wicks
  • Hot-glue gun – if your wicks don’t come with a sticky dot underneath
  • Essential oils or liquid fragrance
  • Mason jar
  • Chopsticks


  1. Measure your wax flakes into the top pot of a double-boiler saucepan, with boiling water in the pot below. Melt the flakes over a medium heat.
  2. In the meantime stick your wicks in the center of your mason jar with either a hot glue gun or the sticky pad that comes with the wicks. Wind the top of the wick around a chopstick to keep it straight.
  3. Once the wax has melted stir through a few drops of your desired fragrance.
  4. Slowly poor your wax into your mason jars being careful not to disturb the wick.
  5. Let your candles set for up to 24 hours.


  1. Vikki Sainsbury November 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this idea! I am going to try some to give as wee gifts 🙂

  2. Kym Moore November 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Great instructions. I think I could do this craft and get an amazing selection of gifts for my friends. I’d love to do citronella ones. That’s always popular during BBQ season.

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