Sunday, May 25, 2014

Funfetti Candle in a Mason Jar DIY

I loved these candles when I saw them, so I just had to try my hand at candle making! Now my local Michael's store did not carry a lot of candle making supplies, so I ordered my soy wax flakes from Amazon. I ordered the scented meltable wax blocks from Amazon as well in "Cupcake" scent. You can use any scent you wish your candle to smell like. Also, the 2 lbs of soy wax flakes will make 2 x pint sized candles. I used 2 quart sized jars, and got pretty much a candle and a half a candle in the other jar. It is also extremely important to place your Mason Jar directly into the freezer after the pour the wax so your sprinkles don't float to the bottom of your jar!


- Mason Jar (I used quart sized, but pint size is preferred)
- 2 lb. soy wax flakes
- 4 scented blocks of cupcake scented wax
- candle wicks
- glue gun
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- 2 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- paintbrush

1. Hot glue the bottom of your wicks to the bottom of the Mason Jar.
2. Mix your cornstarch and water together and use your paint brush to coat the inside of the Mason Jar with it.
3. Sprinkle the sprinkles into your jar and turn the jar as you add them so they stick to the cornstarch mixture.
4. Place a pencil on top of your jar and tape the wick to it so it stays straight.
5. Make a hot water bath with a pot of boiling water with a bowl inside of it. Place your wax flakes and scented wax in the bowl and allow to melt completely.
6. Carefully pour your melted wax into your jars.
7. Place jars inside the freezer immediately for candle to set for 3-4 hours.

 Mason Jars with candle wick hot glued to the bottom

Cornstarch mixture with sprinkles

 Sprinkles on the sides of the jar

Wick taped to a pencil to keep it in place

 Hot water bath, wax and scented wax, melted wax, wax in Mason Jar (place in freezer so the sprinkles don't float to the bottom like mine did!)

 Finished Funfetti Candle

 Funfetti Candle Gift


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