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Scented Mason Jar Candles

Fill your home with nature’s wonderful aromas by making your own scented mason jar candles. This DIY project is easy to do, inexpensive and doesn’t use any hazardous chemicals!

The fresh scent of pine cones add to the Christmas feel during the holidays. There are many ways to get that scent linger in your home, but the best way is to make mason jar candles using pine cones. Not only do they smell good, they make pretty decorations too!

Scented Mason Jar Candles

There are many scents to choose from. While pine is quite popular, other scents such as citrus, coffee, vanilla or a combination of one or two. Whatever your nose fancies – it’s really up to you!

One of the good things about it is they keep well and long. For some homes, like in ours, it has become a tradition to bring them out during the holidays. We simply refill existing mason jars with a new oil and scent, put in a new wick and you have yourself a mason jar candle for the holidays!

But we recommend that you buy a few new mason jars to do this project every year, as they make great Christmas pressies to friends and family. So far, everybody loves them! :)

Do you want one for your home? Check our album for ideas or click on the link below to learn how to do it…

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  • Mason Jars with Lid
  • 1- 1/8 Nipple
  • 2- 1/8 Couplings
  • 2- 3/8 in Washers
  • Lamp Wicks, 100% Cotton (or make your own out of 100% cotton T-shirt)
  • Olive Oil
  • Pine cones Cranberries Fruit (like Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Coffee beans, Vanilla beans, etc.)


  • Scissors
  • Cordless Drill with 3/8 Drill Bit (or large screw driver and hammer)
  • Block of Scrap Wood

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Thanks to Garden Matter for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



  1. You have taken other peoples photograph using them here without permission. I would like to ask you nicely first to remove them all or link to the proper creators.

  2. Hi I was really interested in making the mason jar candles but the one on the step by step instructions only has floating wicks with no lids instead of the cotton wicks shown on the original site. Is there step by step instructions for the candles with the lids?

  3. The link does not have the lid with the wick, just a floating candle wick. How do you get your mason jars with the wick and lid attached? Also, in the instructions by Garden Matter, she reports having problems getting the wick to burn. Do you have that issue and how did you go about making sure the wick does not slide down? Thank you.

  4. Hi, the link takes you to a site that doesn’t use the lid, but a floating wick. Do you have instructions for the lidded version? What do you do with the nipple, the coupling and washers from this post’s Materials list? (I’d rather make one with the lid since I have kids around!)

  5. The link works fine, now, thank you. I do have another question though. Patti (at gardenmatter) ended up using floating wicks on top of the oil as the long wicks going through the lid wouldn’t stay lit. Said she even soaked the wicks in oil before putting them in the jars. I’ve had this issue before with oil candles/lights that I’ve tried yet this is the first time I’ve heard anybody else mention it. Do you have a problem with the lights going out?

  6. If you go to the step-by-step instructions you will see that the ones she made with the lid on didn’t work. Instead, she used floating wicks. So your list of materials is wrong based on the tutorial.

  7. Hello! Some of the photos show the lid on, and some off. Are the instructions the same for both types of candle?