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Candles are beautiful and make your home smell great but they can get very expensive. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make your own stunning candles.
  • 1- 1/8 Nipple
  • 2- 1/8 Couplings
  • 2- 3/8 in Washers
  • Lamp Wicks 100% Cotton
  • Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Canola Oil, Citronella oil, Peanut oil, Liquid Paraffin oil, Odorless Mineral Oil, Lamp Oil or any oil that burns.
  • Mason Jar
  • Cordless drill with a 3/8 drill bit or a really THICK screwdriver and hammer to pound it through the lid. The screwdriver is really great for pounding out a starter hole so that the drill has a guide.
  • Block of wood
  1. Make a dot where you want the hole to go in the lid.
  2. If you are using the drill, make a starter hole with the screwdriver first. Pound the back of the lid with the screwdriver and the hammer. It doesn’t take much to make a hole. Then, take the drill and hold the lid very, VERY tight. It will try to spin on you if you don’t. Remember, 3/8 drill bit.
  3. Put the nipple through the hole. On both sides of the lid, add a washer, and then a coupling. The nipple should be longer underneath the lid than on top of the lid. You will want the nipple and coupling to be flush on top of the lid.
  4. After that is attached, twist your strip of t-shirt and then thread it through the nipple. It will expand a little after it is soaked with oil.
  5. Add oil to your jar to the desired amount.
  6. Add any fragrances, decorative items, or essential oils you prefer.
  7. Attach completed lid back onto the jar.
  8. You will want to wait for the oil to soak all the way up the t-shirt before you light it, otherwise, it will just burn it up.
A huge thank you to Cheri’s Creations for this wonderful idea and instructions on how to make a beautiful mason jar oil candle. For other wonderful craft ideas head over to her blog at the link below. www.cherilicious-cherisblog.blogspot.com
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