November! Halloween is in the past, and the less spooky holiday season is here in full force! That means baking and parties and gratitude and gifts! So, in an effort to take away some of the stress that inevitably creeps in this busy time of year, we have the cutest, easiest and nicest little gift idea that is so fun to make. Anyone would love to be gifted these DIY Mulled Cider Candles, AND we went ahead and whipped up a pretty tag to go with them, so you are good to go! Keep scrolling for the candle tutorial.
- Soy Wax
- Candle Wicks
- Half Pint Jars
- Clove, Cinnamon, and Sweet Orange Essential Oils
- Printable Tags
Step 1. Melt soy wax in a double boiler. If you don’t have one (like me), you can use a glass or metal bowl in a pan of water.
Step 2. While your wax is melting, prepare your jars. If you are using a long string of wick, cut a piece (longer than the height of your jar) and use a glue gun to secure it to the bottom. Then, use clothespins/chopsticks/pencils/popsicle sticks or something to keep the wick standing centered (see this post for an example).
Step 3. Once your wax is melted, add your oils (to preference) and stir. If you wanna get it just right and have a candle/candy thermometer, add oils when the wax is completely melted and at 185 degrees. Then, let the wax cool to 140 degrees before pouring it into the jars. Let the set, then trim the wicks.
Step 4. Print the tags on white cardstock and cut them (download the file here).
Step 5. Attach the tags to your jars with elastic or baker’s twine.
Aren’t they so pretty? And I wish you could smell them through the screen because they smell divine! They are so fun to make and are the perfect gift for your neighbors, friends, teachers, etc. this holiday season!
More Project Ideas
The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.