Scented Mason Jar Candles

DIY Scented Mason Jar Candles: 5 Easy Steps

For a lot of folks, a scent ain’t just a smell – it’s a whole memory. Like if you catch a whiff of some grub being whipped up, it might take you right back to Mom’s kitchen. When a breeze blows the smell of fresh flowers, you’re instantly taken back to your first dance and the corsage you brought for your date.

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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 adds to the Christmas feel during the holidays. There are many ways to get that scent to linger in your home, but the best way is to make mason jar candles using pine cones.

The mason jar candles with the pine cone fragrance offer a delightful aroma that enhances the festive ambience. In addition to the ever-popular pine scent, there are other options available, such as citrus, coffee, vanilla, and blended scents. The choice of fragrance ultimately depends on personal preference.

One of the notable advantages of mason jar candles is their exceptional shelf-life. Many households have incorporated the practice of utilizing these candles during the holiday season. The process involves replenishing the oil and scent, replacing the wick, and repurposing the existing mason jars.

This approach allows for a festive and cost-effective alternative to traditional candle options. Additionally, they serve as excellent decorative pieces. What’s there not to love?

If you’re thinking of doing this project again next year, why not infuse it with more creativity? These delightful candles make perfect Christmas gifts for your dear ones, adding a touch of cuteness to the holiday season! So far, everyone has fallen in love with them! :)

Scented Mason Jar Candles

Tips for Making DIY Scented Mason Jar Candles

1. With the use of a skewer, or any object similar, compress the botanicals at the bottom part of the mason jar, to allow more room above for the oil and wick to burn properly.

2. For frequent use of scented candles, consider adding water to the candle. This will facilitate the oil to burn the wick continuously. However, we advise against implementing this tip for occasional usage, as bacteria growth may develop if the water remains stagnant for a prolonged period.

3. For safety measures, always keep your candles out of children’s reach. Never leave a candle burning without anyone around and make sure the location of the lighted candle is not flammable.

Scented Mason Jar Candles
Scented Mason Jar Candles

How to Make These DIY Scented Mason Jar Candles

Using an oil lamp wick and olive oil, this technique allows you to create a longer-burning and more environmentally-friendly candle.  Gather the following materials to start crafting your own scented mason jar candles.


  • 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, and any other decorative elements like Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Coffee Beans, Vanilla Beans, etc.
  • Tape (optional)


  • Scissors
  • Cordless Drill with 3/8 Drill Bit (or large screwdriver and hammer)
Scented Mason Jar Candles


Step into the world of candle-making ingenuity with this innovative method that utilizes an oil lamp wick and the natural goodness of olive oil. Say goodbye to ordinary candles and embrace a longer-lasting, sustainable alternative.

1. Prepare your mason jars

Grab the mason jar ad drill a little hole right in the middle of the lid, the same size as that 1/8 nipple. Then, take one of the 1/8 couplings and screw it onto the nipple, and slide that sucker into the hole we just made. Use the other coupling to secure the nipple in place.

2. Add your lamp wick

Take the lamp wick and snip it to your preferred length, but make sure to leave a little extra to dangle over the jar. Next, slide the wick through the nipple and yank it until it’s about an inch above the lid.

3. Secure your nipple and wick

Place the washers over the coupling and screw the lid onto the jar, securing the nipple and wick in place.

4. Add the olive oil

Fill the jar with olive oil, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at the top. You can add a few drops of essential oil if you want to add fragrance to your candle.

5. Arrange the botanicals

Use a stick to strategically position the botanicals to achieve a visually appealing arrangement. Ensure that there is sufficient space between the botanicals to enhance their aesthetic appeal. You can use tape to hold them in place if needed.

And that’s it! These scented mason jar candles are now ready to be gifted or displayed in your home!

Optional: Attach a printed gift tag or directions tag to add a thoughtful and organized touch to your presentation.

Explore the album above for inspiration or simply click the link below to discover a plethora of ideas for Scented Mason Jar Candles.

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Thanks to Garden Matter for this great project. You can get more ideas here

If you like this project, you might also want to check DIY Decorative Water Candles…

Scented Serenity!

Embark on a delightful journey into the captivating world of candle-making as you indulge in the art of crafting your very own DIY scented mason jar candles. With just five simple steps, you’ll uncover the secrets to creating not only beautifully scented candles but also ones that burn longer and are eco-friendly.

The magic lies in using an oil lamp wick and harnessing the natural goodness of olive oil, elevating your candles to a whole new level of sustainability. Learn the techniques to infuse your candles with delightful aromas that will fill your living space with a warm and inviting ambience.

Unleash your creativity as you follow this simple guide to infuse delightful scents into your homemade candles. Elevate your candle-making skills and fill your living space with the captivating aromas of your personalized creations.



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