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Mason Jar Candles with Lavender

With warmer spring-like days around the corner, we are dreaming of the flowers starting to bloom in the garden. One of the first blooms we enjoy are lavender. Collecting and drying them to make mason jar candles is one of our favorite things to do!

What’s not to like about lavender? The relaxing scent, pretty foliage and lovely color make it one of our absolute favorite garden perennials.

candle making with lavender

Lavender is perfect for decorating and crafting with because it dries so well. Simply collect the lavender stems when they are in full bloom, tie them together and hang them upside down in a dry spot, out of the sun.

Dried lavender bunches for crafting

We use dried lavender to make simple scented sachets for the drawers, in DIY shower steamers, for handmade sugar scrub and even to make pretty resin jewelry.

I came across a box with some dried lavender from last year and wanted to put them to work. I thought they would be really pretty in some mason jar candles. These candles would make great gifts or party favors for a bridal shower or wedding.

Note: Never leave burning candles unattended!

Materials Needed to Make Mason Jar Candles with Lavender:

How to Make Dried Lavender Candles in Mason Jars:

Note: We tried to make a version of this candle with the dried lavender stems inside the wax. However, in some cases the lavender stems could light on fire, making a larger flame. Thus, we highly discourage adding any dried elements into the wax itself.

Ensure your glass mason jars are clean and completely dry prior to using. 

Using a double boiler, slowly melt the candle wax. Don’t overheat as the wax may burn. Remove from heat.

In the meantime, stick the clip of the wick to the center bottom of the small mason jar.

Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir. (TIP: add more for stronger scent).

Slowly pour the wax into the prepared jar. 

Wrap the long end of the wick around a skewer and rest the skewer across the top of the jar. This will keep the wick centered in your jar as you pour the rest of the wax.

Leave the wax to fully cool and set. 

Once wax has set, cut the excess wick ¼” from the top of the candle. 

Gently place the small jar into the larger jar.

Working one stem at a time, insert the dried lavender in the space between the two jars.

Continue working all the way around the jar until your desired effect is achieved.

Wrap some twine round the neck of the jar with a few stems of lavender if desired.

IMPORTANT: Never leave burning candles unattended.

I love the rustic, natural vibe of these mason jar candles. You could also add a little gift tag if you are planning to give them away.

For additional candle making ideas, check out our easy DIY fall candles, how to make beeswax candles or how to make your own citrus candles.

This project originally appeared on Crafts by Amanda

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DIY Dried Lavender Candles

Jane and Sonja
Add the scent of warmed lavender to your home with this DIY candle craft idea.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Setting Time 30 mins

Materials
  

  • 2 Glass mason jars with wide mouth openings one 8oz and another 12 oz
  • Dried lavender stems
  • 2 cups Candle wax white soy wax or white paraffin wax
  • 1 Candle wick with clips medium size
  • Double boiler
  • 1 Skewer
  • Scissors
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Twine optional

Instructions
 

  • Ensure your glass mason jars are clean and completely dry prior to using.
  • Using a double boiler, slowly melt the candle wax. Don’t overheat as the wax may burn. Remove from heat.
  • In the meantime, stick the clip of the wick to the center bottom of the small mason jar.
  • Wrap the long end of the wick around a skewer and rest the skewer across the top of the jar. This will keep the wick centered in your jar as you pour the rest of the wax.
  • Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil to the melted wax and stir. (TIP: add more for stronger scent).
  • Slowly pour the wax into the prepared jar.
  • Leave the wax to fully cool and set.
  • Once wax has set, cut the excess wick ¼” from the top of the candle.
  • Gently place the small jar into the larger jar.
  • Working one stem at a time, insert the dried lavender in the space between the two jars.
  • Continue working all the way around the jar until your desired effect is achieved.
  • Wrap some twine round the neck of the jar with a few stems of lavender if desired.
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Sandy

Friday 29th of January 2021

The candles with lavender stems inside the glass are a real fire hazzard. This is a safety issue.

Ariel

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

My daughter and I just made these together for our "home school" art project. We had such a great time and the candles turned out great! Thank you very much!!!

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