DIY Mason Jar Wax Candles | Easy Craft Project for Candle Making
This DIY candle tutorial was found on Something Turquoise.
Everyone loves candles, but they can be very expensive to buy, especially at the high prices of $8 to $20 a candle.
Now, you can spend less money and make as many as you'd like, all while saving a ton of money.
These make the perfect gifts for friends and family, or the next addition to your store. I would imagine you could sell these for around $8, depending on the type of store you own.
As it was suggested on Something Turquoise, I am providing you with a link to an eBay seller, tandj999, which is John at Superior Candle Company.
John has the perfect kits for sale that beat other prices by far. He also provides a much higher quality wax and fragrance supply than most places I have seen.
Be sure to check out his many listings before you pay rediculous prices in another store somewhere.
Now, you can get away with not having everything in this photo, but it sure does make it easier.
* Pouring pot (you can find these everywhere from Michael’s to Amazon).
* Wax flakes (1 lb per mason jar)
* Wick stickums,
* Scent oil,
* Mason jars,
* Color beads (soy beads),
* Wick holder sticks (chop sticks would be fine)
* Wooden spoon.
Everything except the pouring pot, mason jars and the wooden spoon are from the candle making kit on eBay.
Making the Candle
You'll need to heat your wax flakes on low to medium, using your wooden spoon to stir.
You can add your colored soy beads to the melting solution for complete color of the wax, or you can wait and drop them on top of the candle once poured into the jar:
When you light the candle, the beads will melt and begin to color your candle, and create little colored swirls.
Okay, moving on...
You'll want all of the wax to melt completely so that you have a nice liquid solution to pour into your jar.
Before pouring, take a wick and attach it to a wick stickum so that it will stay attached to the bottom of your jar.
Then, attach the wick to your "chop sticks" so that it will stay in the center of the jar as you pour the wax around it.
Add fragrance to the melted solution and stir for a minute. This all takes place while still in the melting pot on the stove. You can buy a bottle of your favorite oil from Walmart, or any other place that has scented burning oil for sale.
It's a fairly simple process, if you just take a good look at the photos and see what is going on.
* Don't use too thin of glass, as a flame can crack it.
* Don't use directly after made. Allow at least 12 hours to cure before burning.
* Another eBay option for finding wax flakes, you can simply search for Candle Wax Flakes and find a 50 lb bag for approx. $50! That's 50 mason jar candles! You can also use the smaller jars and no telling how many you could make!