Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles

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Pressed Flower Mason Jars Candles – quite possibly the best way to fragrance your home

You can add a beautiful fragrance to your home with any candle, but a pressed flower mason jar candle doubles as stunning decoration!

Mason jars add a classic farmhouse style to anything you put in them. In our home, we fill mason jars with a number of things such as:

So why not fill them up with creamy soy wax and lavender from the garden for a farmhouse style candle?

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Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles

What flowers can you put in candles?

Once you’ve learned the technique below to make pressed flower candles you can really experiment and try just about any flower or dried herb from the garden.

Lavender, rosemary, and mint are my favorite herbs to add to container candles. Dried herbs and flowers really do make a natural artful statement in candles and home decoration. Find tips on how to choose plants and flowers for pressing as well a complete pressed flower tutorial here.

I saved lavender cuts from my herb garden. But you can purchase a dried bundle at the farmer’s market to make these pressed flower mason jar candles too.

P.S. If you’re new to candle making, don’t miss our beginners’ guide to homemade scented candles.

Related: Crackling Wood Wick Candles

Related: How to Make Herbal Lavender Linen Sachets

Here are the candle supplies you’ll need to make pressed flower candles:

How to make pressed flower mason jar candles with the flowers on the inside with this candle making tutorial

How to make Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles:

  1. Double up, placing two wood wicks in each wick clip. Use a glue dot or wick sticker tab to adhere to the center base of each mason jar. 

2. Cut 12 sprigs of pressed dried lavender to the fit inside mason jars below the seal line, set aside.

3. Fill a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water and place it on the stove to heat. Place 1 pound of soy wax flakes in a candle melting pitcher and set inside the large saucepan. Heat wax until melted using the double broiler method. Whisk often and heat until melted, removing immediately after to avoid burning wax.

4. While cooling, use about a 1/4 teaspoon of melted soy wax to carefully add a line of hot wax inside a mason jar while lying on its side. Place one sprig of cut dried lavender into the wax. Lightly pour another 1/4 teaspoon of wax over the sprig. Repeat for the second mason jar. Then return to the first jar and rotate an inch or two and repeat to add another sprig of lavender. Continue until each mason jar has the 5 to 7 sprigs of lavender.

5. When the wax has cooled to 120°F to 125°F add 16 to 24 drops each of lavender and neroli essential oils or follow the instructions according to your candle fragrance choice. Whisk for a full two minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent. Carefully pour the scented soy wax into prepared mason jars. (If step 4 took too long to accomplish, reheat your wax and allow to cool again before adding scent.)

6. Let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour or until the wax is hard and white before trimming the wood wicks and placing lids on jars. 

Lastly, give these homemade candles a least 3 days to cure before burning to get a good scent throw. 1 to 2 weeks will make the scent even stronger if you can wait that long!

Yields: 2 – 8 oz mason jar candles

How to make pressed flower mason jar candles

Get the Printable Mason Jar Candle Tutorial:

pressed flower candles

Pressed Flower Mason Jars Candles

Yield: 2 8-ounce candles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

You can add a beautiful fragrance to your home with any candle, but a pressed flower mason jar candle doubles as stunning decoration!

Materials

  • 16 drops lavender essential oil
  • 16 drops neroli essential oil
  • 4 medium wood wicks and clips
  • 2 glue dots or wick sticker tabs
  • 1 lb soy wax flakes
  • 2 – 8 oz mason jars
  • 12 sprigs dried pressed lavender

Tools

  • candle melting pitcher
  • candle thermometer

Instructions

1. Double up, placing two wood wicks in each wick clip. Use a glue dot or wick sticker tab to adhere to the center base of each mason jar. 

2. Cut 12 sprigs of pressed dried lavender to the fit inside mason jars below the seal line, set aside.

3. Fill a large saucepan with about 2 inches of water and place it on the stove to heat. Place 1 pound of soy wax flakes in a candle melting pitcher and set inside the large saucepan. Heat wax until melted using the double broiler method. Whisk often and heat until melted, removing immediately after to avoid burning wax.

4. While cooling, use about a 1/4 teaspoon of melted soy wax to carefully add a line of hot wax inside a mason jar while lying on its side. Place one sprig of cut dried lavender into the wax. Lightly pour another 1/4 teaspoon of wax over the sprig. Repeat for the second mason jar. Then return to the first jar and rotate an inch or two and repeat to add another sprig of lavender. Continue until each mason jar has the 5 to 7 sprigs of lavender.

5. When the wax has cooled to 120°F to 125°F add 16 to 24 drops each of lavender and neroli essential oils or follow the instructions according to your candle fragrance choice. Whisk for a full two minutes to thoroughly incorporate the scent. Carefully pour the scented soy wax into prepared mason jars. (If step 4 took too long to accomplish, reheat your wax and allow to cool again before adding scent.)

6. Let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour or until the wax is hard and white before trimming the wood wicks and placing lids on jars. 

Notes

Give these homemade candles a least 3 days to cure before burning to get a good scent throw. 1 to 2 weeks will make the scent even stronger if you can wait that long!

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Now, light the crackling wood wick of your pressed mason jar candle and enjoy the calming aroma of lavender and neroli in any room of your home. Save the extra candle for a thoughtful gift.

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2 Comments

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    Peabea

    Always so fun to see what you’ve been crafting. I can just imagine the great fragrance. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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      lifenreflection

      They have quite a relaxing fragrance

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