Christmas Handmade Candles

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Create Christmas Handmade Candles with the Best Christmas Scents for Candle Making

Create Christmas handmade candles at home with the best Christmas scents for candle making. Each makes a fabulous handmade Christmas gift! 

Everyone agrees there’s a little magic in the air at Christmas time. It could be the twinkling lights on every rooftop or the cheerful sound of Christmas carols, but I think it may have something to do with holiday candles. When their fragrance fills the air it brings back memories of stockings hung by the fire, baking gingerbread men, and creating homemade Christmas ornaments. All together they put us in a jolly mood. 

So, if you’ve been counting down the days until it’s socially acceptable to put away the pumpkins and deck the halls, you’re in luck because it’s almost holiday candle season! And that means it’s the perfect time to make Christmas handmade candles. 

I’ll get you started by sharing the best Christmas scents for candle making and ten handmade Christmas scented candle ideas to put a sparkle in your eye! 

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10 Christmas handmade candles made with the best Christmas scents for candle making! Which is your favorite?

What scents are in Christmas candles?

Have you ever noticed that we primarily describe seasons by scents, colors, and tastes? The holiday season is no different – the smell of freshly cut pine trees, snickerdoodle cookies, and peppermint, along with a color palette of green, white, and red all bring to mind holiday traditions.  

But, you don’t have to be sitting right next to the Christmas tree dunking your snickerdoodle in peppermint hot cocoa to feel merry. All it takes is the aroma of Christmas smelling candles. 

By lighting a Christmas scented candle in your home all at once it can feel like Christmas is here! 

You’ll never grow tired of these Christmas scents for candle making:

Frankincense and Myrrh 

Sweet Orange

Christmas Tree

Cinnamon

Juniper Fir and Balsam Spruce

Holiday Season

Cedarwood

Peppermint and Cocoa

Sugar Plum

Peppermint

Roasted Chestnuts and Rum

Fir Needle

Clove

Gingerbread

Hot Cocoa

Christmas Wreath

Snickerdoodle

Dickens Christmas

Candy Cane

Any of these candle fragrances will make you say, “Fa La La”! And when you make candles you can not only choose the best scents but also choose the strength of the scent. 

If you’re new to candle making don’t miss my scented candle guide and easy-to-use fragrance load calculator to make your DIY Christmas smelling candles stronger!

Ready to bring the scents of the season into your home with these handmade candles?

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It’s holiday candle season and that means it’s time to break out the best christmas smelling candles! Here’s 10 DIY candles you’ve got to make!!

How do you make Christmas candles at home?

Every DIY Christmas candle begins with a fabulous Christmas scent, candle wax, a candle wick, and a festive idea! Each of the following will spread holiday cheer wherever you light it and add to your holiday decor. Be it your fireplace mantel, kitchen island, entryway table, or next to the bathtub. 

And you’ll find a variety of sizes – pillars, votives, tapers, and container candles too. Each DIY candle will take 30 minutes to an hour to complete. A great project for the weekend if you ask me. 

10 Christmas Handmade Candles to Deck the Halls

1. Hot Cocoa Peppermint Candle Mugs

Make a handful of peppermint candles in a mug a DIY candle gift to warm hearts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or just because during the winter season.

After I made these irresistible enamel coffee mug candles I had to make more! During the wintertime, it’s all about hot cocoa in our house! My daughter and I love to enjoy a mug of homemade hot cocoa topped with vanilla marshmallows while we snuggle up and watch a movie by the fire. These hot cocoa peppermint candle mugs couldn’t be more perfect! They smell delicious, made with real peppermint oil and natural creamy soy wax poured into a mug. 

2. DIY Peppermint Mason Jar Candles

Make these adorable soy peppermint candles in a mason jar.

Make these adorable soy peppermint candles in a mason jar or deck out your tea lights with these ideas from Crystal. (Did you know you make your own tealights? This is how I make mine.) 

3. DIY Christmas Layered Candles 

These DIY holiday candles kick things up a notch, giving you a pretty color and fresh scent with each layer.

These DIY holiday candles kick things up a notch, giving you a pretty color and fresh scent with each layer. As each layer burns, it slowly unveils a new scent. So they never feel stale or give you that overpowering scent headache. Just as you get used to one, there’s suddenly a new one to enjoy. It’s like getting three candles in one!

4. Christmas Tree Mason Jar Candles

Create these uber-easy Christmas tree mason jars for votives.

Create these uber-easy Christmas tree mason jars for votives. The Christmas tree cut out and elegantly colored mason jars with candles inside look absolutely festive. And you can make your own votive candles too – tutorial here

5. Welk Jar Holiday Candles

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Love the look of jar candles? Whip up a batch of these homemade candles in Welk jars. These candles are made with beeswax and a lovely winter citrus blend of sweet orange, cinnamon, and clove essential oils. And to make them even cuter, Chloe has included a free printable gift tag.

6. Mason Jar Oil Candle Lamp for Christmas

If you are looking for Christmas handmade candles that also fill the air with an aromatic effervescence even when not lit, then this mason jar oil candle lamp definitely tops the list. Just look at all the botanicals inside each mason jar!  You’ll instantly feel merry with a dash of olive oil, bayberry candles, and simmering potpourri.

7. Farm Fresh Pine Candles 

These farm fresh pine candles are the perfect DIY Christmas candles!

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of fresh-cut pine invoking memories of snowy woodland walks, handmade evergreen wreaths, and decorating the Christmas tree. These farm-fresh pine candles are the perfect DIY Christmas candles! 

8. Merry and Bright Handmade Candles

These Christmas scented candles made from soy wax and essential oils were easy to make and are perfect for Christmas neighbor gifts!

These Christmas scented candles made from soy wax and essential oils were easy to make and are perfect for Christmas neighbor gifts! They are fun to customize with vinyl labels and your favorite scents.  Save your yogurt or baby food jars to make a dozen. 

9. Christmas Pillar Candles

Make these beautiful Christmas candles with aromatic cedar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and more. 

No need to buy special Christmas candles to decorate your home! You can transform plain white pillar candles easily in just 10-20 minutes, using things you already have! Make these beautiful Christmas candles with aromatic cedar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and more. 

10. Rolled Beeswax Candles

Rolled beeswax candles are the no-fuss way to make candles. No boiling water, no difficult measurements, no pouring hot wax, or no dipping into hot wax either.

Get the kids involved with this Christmas handmade project!  They’ll quickly fall in love with the experience of hand-rolling delicate sheets of beeswax with a natural honeycomb texture. When they’re finished you’ll have a special centerpiece for the holiday table with these rolled beeswax candles.

By lighting a Christmas scented candle in your home all at once it can feel like Christmas is here! Create Christmas handmade candles at home with the best Christmas scents for candle making.

Are ready to break out the best Christmas scents with these Christmas handmade candles? Which is your favorite Christmas scented candle? I’ve already made three of these but I’m not stopping there! I’ve gotta be prepared with merry scented candles to burn throughout our home!

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Ready to bring the scents of the season into your home? Start with these 10 Christmas handmade candles!

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