Mason jars have been very popular lately, and you can bet that mason jar objects are a little bit more expensive than plain ones. Why not make your own mason jar crafts? Let’s start with a mason jar candle.
Mason jars are a classic example of Americana, they bring back great nostalgic memories for a lot of people, especially people who had a grandma who loved to garden and can her own vegetables. Mason jars are everywhere now, and more often than not they are merely vessels to hold another decoration. Today we will use a mason jar to create a candle that you can enjoy for yourself or give as a gift.
- Block of meltable candle wax – you can get this at any craft store
- Mason jar
- Candle wick about as tall as your mason jar
- Glass measuring cup
- Pot that the measuring cup will fit in
- Candle scent (optional)
- Coloring (optional)
- Cut enough wax off of your block to fill your mason jar about 75% full – this doesn’t have to be an exact measurement, you can always save the rest of the wax for another time if you don’t need all that you prepare.
- Put your pot on the stove, place your glass measuring cup in the pot. Place your wax in the glass measuring cup. Put enough water in the pot to come about 1/2 way up the glass measuring cup.
- Put your burner on medium heat and wait for the wax to melt.
- Put a dab of super glue or glue from a glue gun on the bottom of your mason jar and stick the bottom end of the wick down. You can then put a pencil across the top of your mason jar and lightly tape the top of the wick to the pencil to anchor it so it doesn’t move around when you pour your wax in.
- When your wax has melted you can now add your scent and color if you so desire. You can also leave it scentless and colorless if you like.
- Using a pot holder, pick up your glass measuring cup and pour your wax very carefully into your mason jar. Try not to disturb the wick too much, and don’t over-pour the wax, be sure to leave some of the wick visible.
- Remove your pencil anchor and trim the wick to your desired length.
- All done!
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