Candles Made in Baby Food Jars

We have a lot of baby food around here these day, and these little glass jars are way too cuters to send to the recycle pile!

We thought they would make perfect little candles and are so thrilled with how they turned out!

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

There are A LOT of tutorials out there on how to make candles. We kept it as simple as possible. We bought THIS wax and THESE wicks which we kept in place by bending the top of the wick around a skewer.

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Next we melted the wax in a double boiler, stirring constantly. When the temperature reached 170 F we removed from the heat, added a few drops of essential oil and waited til it dropped to 150 F before pouring the wax into the jars.

boxwood clippings diy candle in baby food jars

It took a few hours for the candles to set, and we finished them up by trimming the wicks and covering the candles with scrap pieces of fabric. We love how these turned out, and they were so much easier than we thought they were going to be.

Our houses are smelling yummy and we can’t wait to give this out as little gifts and favors.

Have you given candle-making a try?

10 Responses to “Candles Made in Baby Food Jars”

  1. Kristyn Says:

    SO cute! Pinned. :)

  2. Bri Says:

    Great idea ladies….so cute. Great use for those baby food jars.

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  4. Jennie @ Little Girl Designs Says:

    What a lovely idea! I admit I kept several baby food jars (from last year) because the containers were so cute. I’ve got to try this! Pinning and sharing. :)

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