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Candle Making Basics: How to Make Jar and Other Container-Based Candles

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Homemade Container Candles

A variety of candles made with old glasses and containers purchased second-hand.

Erin Huffstetler

If you've always wanted to make candles, but never really knew where to start, this guide's for you. Follow these instructions from beginning to end, and you'll learn how to make basic jar or container-based candles. Let's get started!

To make a jar or container candle, you will need:

  • several empty jars or containers
  • a double boiler
  • candle wax
  • candle wicks (recommended: pre-waxed and wired wicks with wicks clips)
  • crayon pieces for coloring the wax
  • oven mitts
  • wax paper
  • optional: candle fragrance
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