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.
There’s no denying these memorable holiday moments 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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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, peppermint, and a color palette of green, white, and red all bring to mind holiday traditions.
But you don’t have to sit 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.
Lighting a Christmas scented candle in your home all at once can feel like Christmas is here!
You’ll never grow tired of these Christmas scents for candle making:
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.
Finding the perfect holiday candle scent is so easy with these printable Christmas candle scent mixing charts! You can find it and countless more candle-making resources in the Simple Living Library.
Related To: Candle Scent Quiz
How do you make Christmas candles at home?
Every one of these twelve ways to make a Christmas candle begins with a fabulous Christmas scent, candle wax, a candle wick, and a festive idea!
And all of these will spread holiday cheer wherever you light it, adding to your holiday decor. Be it your fireplace mantel, kitchen island, entryway table, or next to the bathtub.
Plus – 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. It’s a great project for the weekend if you ask me.
Find more ideas in my book Creative Candles Made Simple!
12 Christmas Handmade Candles to Deck the Halls
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.
These DIY holiday candles kick things up a notch, giving each layer a pretty color and fresh scent. 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!
Tea light candles are particularly fun to craft with because their small size makes them incredibly versatile. You know that saying, “small, but mighty”? That’s a tea light candle in a nutshell! Tucked inside a repurposed little glass yogurt jar, these snowy tea light candles sparkle with the glow of soft candlelight.
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.
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.
With this easy winter craft idea, you can have a winter retreat for the senses to make a candle in a mug in just 30 minutes! To create a cozy cabin candle, I turned to my winter woods candle scent recipe included in these printable Christmas candle scent mixing charts. It smells like a walk through the winter woods with a warm fire in the woodstove waiting for you in the cabin ahead.
If you are looking for Christmas handmade candles that fill the air with an aromatic effervescence even when not lit, 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.
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!
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.
No need to buy special Christmas candles to decorate your home! You can quickly transform plain white pillar candles using things you already have in just 10-20 minutes! Make these beautiful Christmas candles with aromatic cedar, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and more.
Get the kids involved with this Christmas handmade project! They’ll quickly fall in love with the experience of hand-rolling delicate beeswax sheets with a natural honeycomb texture. When they’re finished, you’ll have a special centerpiece for the holiday table with these rolled beeswax candles.
Are you ready to break out the best Christmas scents with these Christmas handmade candles? Which is your favorite Christmas scented candle? I’ve already made five of these, but I’m not stopping there! I’ve gotta be prepared with merry-scented candles to enjoy throughout our home!
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