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How to Make Jar Candles


How to Make Jar CandlesJar candles are a great way to recycle old jars. They can be used outdoors or indoors, and look great lining the pathway leading up to your home. The most popular mason jar candle is made with wax, but oil-filled jar candles are also popular. Secure the wick to the bottom of your jar. You can reuse jars from jams. If the glass is too thin, it may shatter.

Fill your jar with natural, decorative items. Fill the jar with water until it is 1 to 2 inches (2.54 to 5.08 centimeters) from the rim. Pour in a ¼-inch (0.64-centimeter) layer of vegetable oil. Consider mixing some essential oils into your vegetable oil first. Lemon and sweet orange are all great choices. Assemble your floating wick. Place the floating wick on top of the oil layer, and light it.

Purchase your floating wick from a store or online. The candle will burn for about 2 hours. When you want to extinguish it, simply place the jar lid on top. Eventually, the wick will burn completely. When that happens, simply insert a new one; the waxed disks can last much longer, and do not need to be replaced as often. Fresh fruit and flowers will last about 1 week in the water.