Today’s craft is a totally selfish project on my part! I love sharing ideas for you to craft with kids or make gifts for others. This would actually make a great gift too, but I made these Christmas Cookie Mason Jar Candles all for myself. I have been wanting to try candle making for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity!
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It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!
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CHRISTMAS COOKIE MASON JAR CANDLES
I am so excited to finally know how easy candle making can really be! This candle is currently burning in my kitchen and it smells heavenly. We need a “smell through the screen” option so I can share it with you. Now I don’t have to bake cookies to get that warm and cozy cookie smell throughout my house.
I actually purchased a kit to get started with this project but I will share the individual supplies with you. I didn’t use the scent that came in the kit since I was going for a holiday feel. The one I had was also for votive candles so I had to purchase a set of longer wicks. You will need the following supplies:
- Candle Making Pouring Pot
- Candle Thermometer
- 1 lb bag of Palm Wax
- Candle Wicks
- 1/2 oz Sugared Vanilla Liquid Candle Scents (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- 8 oz Mason Jars (I used blue)
To get started you will need to boil a large pan of water. While bringing the water to a boil, pour the wax into the pouring pot. Once the water is boiling, place the wax filled pouring pitcher into the large pan of boiling water. This will create a double boiler for you to heat your wax. Never use a pouring pitcher on direct heat! This can cause the wax to overheat and possibly ignite.
While the wax was beginning to heat up, I prepared my jars with the wicks. I used a hot glue gun to put them in place. Then I used some craft sticks for support to keep them from leaning. I did all of this in a baking pan to protect my counter top.
As the wax begins to melt monitor the temperature with the thermometer. Once the wax reaches 185 degrees, add the 1/2 ounce of liquid candle scent to the wax. Heat for a minute longer and then pour into the jars. I filled them about halfway. I let them cool for about 30 minutes and did a second pour. I had to add a couple more craft sticks to help support the wicks at that point.
I only used two jars and ended up having to pour the extra into a jelly jar. I think I filled mine up too much and could have easily spread this wax into three jars. This was my first attempt at candles though so I’ll know to do that next time!
Like I said these candles smell amazing and would make really cute gifts. I’m looking forward to making more and trying some different scents.
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Nikki from Tikkido says
I need to try making candles. It looks like such a fun project! All of those beautiful colored canning jars they have available these days are a fun option. I love the blue you chose!
I was sold at Christmas Cookies! I’ve never made a candle, I’ll have to try it someday! This looks super cute, love it!
I love the jar and your candle is so pretty. It’s great to treat yourself and make something just for you! I’ve made candles this way, but haven’t made one in a while. I need to pull my candle making items out and get busy.
I wish I could smell the candle. It is so pretty and festive. I have never tried candle making but this is the encouragement to try.
Marie InteriorFrugalista says
Did you say Christmas cookie candles? Yes, please! I bet they smell wonderful. Nothing wrong with making ourselves presents too. Besides someone had to be the guinea pig when trying out for the first time.
I want this candle burning in my house now! I already know I am going to love how it smells!
Super Mom - No Cape! says
I love those little blue jars! They make such a pretty container for the candles.
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I have been thinking about trying this. I’m glad it worked so well for you, and I will have to try it soon!