49 comments for “DIY Quick and Easy Mason Jar Candle Lamps

  1. November 19, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Good morning Mary! Many years ago I purchased a trio of glass cylinders with floating candles that were then “the thing.” I use to fill them with cranberries and pine. Forgot all about them until now! I love your 5 minute version in jars! Never knew about floating wicks and using olive oil. Will save me trying to find the floating candles which can be pricey and don’t burn as long. As always, lovely photos and detailed tutorial.

    • Cyndi Raines
      November 19, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      How pretty! Especially arranged so nicely on the wooden tray (love it) with the lovely red roses and white flowers adding the final touch. I plan on getting my frozen cranberries tomorrow to make the Cranberry chocolate chip bread on Saturday, so I will have to save a few for my glass jar display. We had a hearty wind storm on Sunday and our yard was littered with several small pieces of pine branches and pine cones, which I just picked up today so I am all set there. Will have to check if my votive candles float, if not I’ll go to the link. I will use a wooden charger to help give it a bit of height and I like that woodsy touch it adds. Thanks Mary, a fun little project to help get our “merry” going. The girls are great Supervisors! ♥️🐾♥️🐾 Pinned also!

  2. Ann Woleben
    November 19, 2020 at 6:54 am

    A wonderfully simple idea – and festive. I think Lola and Sophie are looking for treats from Santa!

  3. November 19, 2020 at 7:10 am

    WOW!! I really like the look of those jars…I quit, some time ago, burning candles because I would forget to blow them out..
    But I might try this? If not for the candle but for the looks!! They are beautiful!! Thanks for the DYS!

  4. November 19, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Good Morning Mary… such a beautiful and simple Christmas Craft! And the girls love them too!
    Thank you for another inspirational idea.
    Take good care my friend.

  5. Rita C.
    November 19, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Those are really nice and organic. Like Debbee, I remember having the floating candles from years ago but these are so much better.

    • BJ Elmore
      November 19, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Thanks. Where can I find the floating wicks?

      • November 19, 2020 at 8:58 am

        There are two links for them in the post. A ted text link and photo link at the bottom.

  6. Gail Griffin
    November 19, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I had no idea you could make candle lights like these, Mary! How unique! They are so pretty and perfect for Christmas!

  7. November 19, 2020 at 8:01 am

    How easy, how clever, how pretty! Endless possibilities too, these are beautiful Mary!! I hope your fluff bunnies in the background got treats for looking at them from the couch! Love love the red and green, they seem to say, “hooray, Christmas is coming!” Beautiful!

  8. November 19, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Wonderful idea, Mary! I still have some of the floating candles 🥰 These are great ideas for teacher gifts. Thank you for all the inspiration…Happy Thursday!

  9. November 19, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Thank you for sharing this darling craft, Mary! I want to try this. I have the perfect piece to put the jars on. Years ago I had (and still have) jars that were filled with faux veggies, but the glass container had to be filled with candle lamp oil and a wick. This idea is so much easier with water and cooking oil and real pieces in the jars. ❤️

  10. November 19, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I’ve never made a floating candle, but always wanted to try it out. These are so pretty and festive, plus it seems they would be odorless which is best when serving a meal.
    The tips on oils and Menorah oil candle cups are very helpful as well. I just purchased some cranberries and want to give this diy a try!
    Happy Thanksgiving

  11. Clara
    November 19, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Mary, These are so pretty and easy to make. Love your choice of materials and your tray. Glad the girls got in the photos as it’s always good to see those cuties! Enjoy your day! Clara❤️

  12. November 19, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Mary, I am so partial to the simplicity of natural decor this year, and your candles are absolutely lovely! Pinned! It is a pleasure to join you on another hop. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. November 19, 2020 at 9:15 am

    These are stunning Mary and definitely crafty :)

  14. November 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Those are lovely! Must confess, terrified of fire, with so many pets I feel a disaster is imminent, but they always delight me, especially when floating!

  15. November 19, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Ps, LOVE your pillow!

  16. November 19, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Mary, another great idea from you! I love the natural, organic look of these. Also, in love with your bark tray. Do you have a source for me? The acorn pillow is a beauty too! Your photos are always full of inspiration!

    • November 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

      Thank you Sarah! I don’t unfortunately, I found it at HomeGoods several years ago.

  17. Kathy Vause
    November 19, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Good morning Mary. Love, love, love this post. Cant wait to do. I have a box of small floating candles. Can I use those?

    • November 19, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Hi Kathy, yes your floating candles should work if they fit in your jars. Wide mouth mason jars might work best! Thank you for your visit and comment. ❤️

  18. November 19, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Mary this looks amazing on your table with the backdrop of the pillow and blanket. And your furry baby.

  19. November 19, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Your candles are very pretty Mary! I love the pinecone pillow too:@)

  20. November 19, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    What a clever idea – and so pretty and festive!!

  21. Chas
    November 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Super cute and love how elegant and beautiful they are! Wonderful crafting with you.

  22. Paula
    November 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    ~Hi Mary ~

    I really am liking the candles in the jars with all the trimmings !! The girls are so dog gone cute !! I have the same pillow with the pine cones !!

    Hope you and yours are staying well , and have a blessed Thanksgiving !!

  23. November 19, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    These are sooo pretty! I’ve pinned them!

  24. Kitty
    November 19, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Candles are nice but I LOVE your red pinecone pillow! Have a link to that 😉?
    Everything you do is inspiring.

  25. November 20, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this wonderful project. I bought a bag of cranberries because I only needed a few for a photo shoot (you know how that is), and then wondered what I was going to do with the rest of them having already made my traditional bourbon cranberry sauce. These are just lovely, and charming, and cozy, and who doesn’t need that?

  26. November 20, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Mary, I love this! So very pretty and perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing. I cannot wait to make one…!

  27. Chloe Crabtree
    November 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Mary, These are so beautiful. I had never even heard of these floating wicks, but I think I see these in some future projects. I love the bright reds and greens in your candles, perfect for the holiday! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  28. November 23, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Mary, these candles are just gorgeous and so festive for the holidays! I just love how you styled them in the rustic bark tray with the plaid throw and pinecone pillow in the background. And of course, your doggies look so cute in the photos, too! I’ve never heard of this candle making technique with cooking oil. I definitely want to give it a try! Pinned :)

  29. naush
    November 23, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Mary, these jars make such a statement piece ! Definitely very crafty 🙂
    We’d love for you to share your post with us at Meraki Link Party.
    The party is from Monday thru till Thursday – every week.

  30. November 24, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Mary, this Christmas vignette is so pretty and the perfect arrangement for the holidays. I love the idea of using mason jars – I have plenty. I wonder if tea candles would float. I’m going to try that. Definitely Ponning.

  31. Denise Marie
    December 7, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I will be making these for sure. Where did you get the wooden tray, love it! Thanks and Merry Christmas! Denise

    • December 7, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Thank you, have fun! HomeGoods several years ago 🎄

  32. December 15, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Thank you for sharing this darling craft, Mary! I want to try this. I have the perfect piece to put the jars on. Years ago I had (and still have) jars that were filled with faux veggies, but the glass container had to be filled with candle lamp oil and a wick. This idea is so much easier with water and cooking oil and real pieces in the jars.

  33. June 24, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for this reminder post. I too like the floating wicks and they are especially pretty with the rose petals. I have lots of roses and will do this soon, making the floating wick candles with rose petals and other items from my garden.

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