Crafty Creations: DIY Vanilla Candle Hearts Tutorial

Are you looking for a fun and creative DIY project to add some warmth and ambiance to your home? Making your own vanilla candle hearts is a great way to add a personalized touch to your space. Not only are these candles easy to make, but they also make for a thoughtful gift for loved ones. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps to create your own vanilla candle hearts. So grab your materials and get ready to unleash your inner crafter!

I’ve been in love with Mason Jars forever.  In my first apartment, I had a set of the glass Mason Jars with the handles that I used for drinking.  I loved them then and I still love them now.  I also like the Mason Jars without the handles too.  I recently stumbled upon a post for making your own candles by bethcakes that were simply adorable.  She used a combination of sprinkles and… yes Mason Jars.  I really liked the combination of the two of them and I was determined to try making my own candles, but a Valentine’s Day version.  I’ve also wanted to make my own candles for a while now, but have chickened out in the past.  I even went as far as buying all of the materials and eventually decided it was too much work.  Well, let me tell you… now that I’ve done it,in actuality it was all very easy.  If you can melt chocolate, or for that matter pretty much anything or start a microwave, then you can make you very own candle hearts.  Check out just how easy it is.


Here’s What You Need:

  • Mason Jars (2 Regular Mouth Pint Jars, 2 Extra Small Diamond Cut Jelly Jars)
  • Wicks
  • Vanilla Fragrance Oil
  • Microwaveable Soy Wax
  • Karo Syrup
  • Heart Sprinkles (Wilton Makes Red and Pink Heart Sprinkles)
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Step 1: Hot glue the wicks into the bottom of the Mason Jars.

Step 2:  Take Karo Syrup and a paint brush and apply a thick coat to the inside of the Mason Jar.  I didn’t water mine down at all because these sprinkles were bigger and therefore heavier than a traditional sprinkle. Next, put sprinkles on the Karo syrup.

Step 3:  Tape a pencil to the wick so that the wick will rest on the top of the Mason Jar.  This will keep the wick centered too.

Step 4:  This is the wax I used up above.  It was really easy to work with.  Melt the soy wax in the microwave or double boiler.  I made a make shift double boiler because believe it or not we don’t own or use a microwave.  I used (2) packages for a total of (2) lbs. of soy wax.

Step 5:   Add the fragrance according to the directions on the bottle to the melted wax.

Step 6:  Pour the wax into the jars.  I transferred all of the melted wax into a 4 cup glass measuring cup that had a spout on it.

Step 7:  Let the candles set up firmly and then trim the wicks with scissors.


Candle Hearts

These were so easy to make that I will definitely make more.  I plan on giving these to my daughter’s teachers for Valentine’s Day and need to make some of my own :)

You don’t have to have any candle experience to make these vanilla candles heart.  These smell wonderful and they’re not even lit.  So, have fun making these as gifts or to keep!

Express your creativity and spread love with these delightful DIY vanilla candle hearts shapes. Crafting these unique candles can bring warmth and joy to any space, making them perfect for gifting or decorating your own home. The sweet scent of vanilla will surely create a cozy atmosphere that everyone will love. If you decide to try making these candle hearts, we would love to hear about your experience, so don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do candles affect breathing?

Though the association was not statistically significant (p > 0.05), using scented candles four times or more in a month was found to increase the incidence of chest tightness 1.27 times (95% CI = 0.72–2.23), shortness of breath 1.51 times (95% CI = 0.72–3.18), and nasal allergy 1.27 times (95% CI = 0.71–2.27).

Why do people love candles?

Scented candles are the ideal method to create and improve an ambiance, whether it’s to help them relax after a long day or to create a romantic scene.

Why are candles useful?

These days, its primary uses are aromatherapy, ambiance, and accent lighting, which provide any interior design a nice, cozy feel. A candle’s flame naturally goes out eventually. Actually, the “life” of most candles is limited to fifteen hours at most, and forty hours with specific chemicals.

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