8 month old = lots of saved up glass baby food jars. I just kept adding them and adding them to a box knowing that they would get some use…eventually. This is what my husband loves about me most (yeah right) and why he often refers to my craft closet as the "crap closet". Well, this "crap" turned into something quite lovely and made a great party favor while watching my piggy bank. Who knew baby food jars would make the perfect size candle to give to guests? Here is what you'll need:
Candle Wax ( I used microwavable soy wax)
Baby food jars
Candle scent (optional)
- Make sure your jars are all clean with no sweet potatoes or apples left over J
- Cut wicks long enough to tie around a toothpick and have the bottom of the wick touch the bottom portion of your jar. Use the tacky wax to secure the bottom of the wick to the bottom of the jar. Then rest the toothpick across the top of the baby food jar. NOTE: I had to return my original wicks because I did not get the right ones for soy candle wax. Make sure to check that before you make it out of the store.
- After you have finished all the jars, place them on a cookie sheet with wax paper underneath (for easy clean-up).
- Take your wax and follow the packaged instructions. Mine was easy….put it in the microwave for short intervals, stop and stir, repeat until all melted and the wax reaches a certain temperature. Then add the fragrance in.
- Pour into jars and let set.
- Cut the wicks to desirable length.
- Decorate! I cut strips of some damask fabric and used mod podge to adhere and seal it to the glass. Then I took a ribbon and tied it around the middle.
- Voila! Give it away or enjoy it at home.
I gave baby food jar candles away to my guests at my Denim & Diamonds party. The baby food jar decorations matched the invite and theme and added some pretty décor at the party until each guest took one home.
Be inspired, get creative, and have fun!