Candles add a cozy atmosphere that will turn your home into a wonderful relaxation zone in just a few minutes. There’s no trick to it – candles are perfect for creating an atmosphere, but often their price is exorbitant and the scent doesn’t always suit our preferences. If you haven’t been able to find the perfect candles, you’re about to learn how to make a candle in a jar! Here are the simple instructions!
What Do You Need to Make a Candle in a Jar?
To make a candle in a jar you will need:
- two glass jars,
- a wick,
- paraffin wax cubes,
- a sprig of dried flowers,
- a saucepan,
- a metal can,
- kitchen glove,
- ice cream stick.
NOTE: Make sure you use the correct length wick for the jar. If the wick is not long enough, the candle will burn incorrectly.
# Step 1: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
At the very beginning, clean well the vessel in which you will create the candle. In our case these are jars. Put dried flowers and lavender leaves inside. Do it in such a way that the plants rest against the walls of the jar.
# Step 2: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
Now tie the wick on the ice stick. Rest the stick against the jar so that the other end of the wick is in contact with the bottom of the container.
# Step 3: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
The key step is to melt the waxy solid.
If you can’t buy paraffin, you can melt candles that you have at home, but it is important that they have the same color. Clean the candles thoroughly, remove dirt and wicks.
Take a tin and place the wax in it.
# Step 4: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
Place a can of wax in a saucepan of simmering water. Watch for the paraffin (or wax) to melt.
# Step 5: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
# Step 6: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
Pour the paraffin wax (or wax) all the way into the pot. Depending on the size of the jar, repeat the melting and adding wax. Continue until the jar is full. Do not remove the stick. Leave the whole thing to solidify.
# Step 7: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
When the wax has cooled completely, remove the stick and cut the wick to 1/4 height so that it does not extend beyond the jar.
# Step 8: How to Make a Candle in a Jar
Decorate the jar with a ribbon or string and you’re done! Homemade candles work great as a gift for a loved one or to create a nice atmosphere in your own home. Just think how much money you will save creating your own candles and how much fun it is to create something on your own!
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