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Who would love a beautiful DIY mason jar candle?

Here's a wonderful DIY holiday gift that's quite easy to do yet looks so beautiful. I'd love to have these all around the house. I'm also fortunate that we're literally surrounded by pine trees. I don't love the pine needles all over the floors in my house but I do love the scent of pine and I can literally just go outside to get some pine branches for this fabulous craft.


This is such a great way to upcycle those leftover mason jars too! Here's a picture of everything you need. Don't worry we're going to tell you how to put it all together and you're going to love how simple it is yet how lovely the end result looks!

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So yes I know it says ingredients but really materials, ingredients it's all the same and I'll also provide some links below on where you can buy the materials in case you don't have them!

DIY Mason Jar Candle


  • One floating candle or simple tealight
  • 3-4 fresh sprigs pine (or plastic)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries (or red plastic beads)
  • 2ft length of twine
  • Water
  • Half gallon mason jar
  • Essential oils, optional


  1. One floating candle or simple tealight
  2. 3-4 fresh sprigs pine (or plastic)
  3. 1 cup fresh cranberries (or red plastic beads)
  4. 2ft length of twine
  5. Water
  6. Half gallon mason jar
  7. Essential oils, optional

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

diy mason jar candle

Click below for where to buy each piece of material if you need it for this pretty DIY Mason Jar Candle!

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Remember the pine fragrance oil is optional and probably not needed if you have real pine branches or if you're like me and just like that extra scent of strong pine go for it!

Now doesn't that look easy to put together this lovely DIY mason jar candle? It's great for a gift this holiday season so go ahead and start making some! Enjoy and let us know if you make a few!

By on December 5th, 2015

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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80 thoughts on “DIY Mason Jar Candle”

  1. I love this!! And now the wheels are turning in my mind if how can I use this concept for a summer theme, and some pretty blue mason jars I've been wanting a reason to get!

  2. Oh WOW! That is so pretty! I love the art and the love that goes into beautiful DIY crafts like these. My mother would love something like this for the Holiday Season. She loves candles! 🙂

  3. Making DIY Mason Jars are one of my favorite hobbies. I love putting them around the house and giving them to family members. I really like this idea and think my sister would love this one.

  4. That really couldn't be any easier to make and it's very festive. You can change it up for just about any holiday. I'm always looking for ways to use mason jars.

  5. I love candles but they can get rather expensive. This is a good idea, and they're really pretty and festive. Thanks for the idea!

  6. I love the glow of a candle in the evening.The tea lights are nice, but don't burn too long. This would be pretty on the mantle in a group of maybe three or so.

  7. What a great idea. It would look great on a mantle if you made 2 of them one for each side. I love you incorperated things of the season.

  8. This is gorgeous! Such a pretty way to hav ed candlelight for the holidays. I'm definitely making some for the house. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. I have also seen these with small tree bulbs in the base. I love how wonderful the pine and essential oils make the house smell!

  10. (DIY Mason Jar Candle) This is a great idea for giving these to some of the people you just do not know what to get for. I am going to try this out myself.

  11. We do an annual Christmas ornament day with my grandchildren and I am going to add this to my list of things to do with them. Grandpa (my hubby) will be in charge. Thanks for the idea.

  12. This looks fun and what a wonderful gift this could be. I really like this idea. I might try making one of these for Christmas.

  13. What a great idea! I have wanted to make these before in the past, but haven't seen any in a long time. This would make a great "neighbor" gift. Thanks!

  14. This is such a beautiful DIY candle, I love the Mason jar look. I also love the smell of pine needles, I refuse to use a fake Christmas tree. 🙂

  15. This is a very stylish but, simple way to decorate the house for Christmas. What a wonderful hostess gift! I will be making a few of these....

  16. That is easy. And it's pretty too. I have a ton of mason jars and tea light candles. These would look nice on the end tables or window sills.

  17. That seems pretty easy and would be nice for kids to help with for gift giving. I like how it uses a tealight rather than a huge candle. I also have a mason jarr addiction!

  18. I can't wait to make these with the kids!! Plus I am going to make some as gifts for the hard to shop for people on my list 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  19. This is a great idea & perfect for holiday gifts! I like the idea of just adding pine needles, as i think the added pine oil would be overwhelming at least for me.


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