Homemade Cranberry Candles
During the holidays I’m always looking for easy DIY ways to decorate the house. I also love any decoration that could be turned into a makeshift gift. After a little trip to Ikea I found these awesome larger tealight candles that are perfect for making my own candles for different seasons.
This craft for homemade cranberry candles takes a mason jar, some cranberries, and a tealight and makes it into so much more! If you have a few of these supplies lying around why not try your hand at making your own decorative candle for the holidays. Add a bit of twine and you have the perfect centerpiece or mantle display.
How to Make a Homemade Cranberry Tealight Candle
What you’ll need:
- regular mouth pint sized mason jars
- bag of cranberries
- Ikea GLIMMA candles
- twine (optional)
What you do:
1. Take lid off mason jar and discard flat disc.
2. Pour in cranberries.
3. Stop at the fill line right below the neck of the jar.
4. Place the candle on top of the berries. Make sure it’s flush with the top of the jar.
5. Screw on the lid.
6. Embellish with twine, or ribbon, and enjoy your candle!
What holiday crafts are you making this year?
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Lindsay @ youaretheroots.com says
LOVE THIS! That’s adorable.
I love this idea!
I am loving this! Great idea! I love cranberries!
Trish F says
Oh how nice. I wish I had an Ikea close by, I would love to make these and you really could put just about anything in the jar, swap it out for the different holidays. Thanks for a great idea. I’m going to keep my eyes open for these larger tea light candles and if I find myself by an Ikea, I’ll be rushing in to look for these.
shelly peterson says
what a beautiful idea! This is an easy to craft and great for gift giving.
Thomas Murphy says
Amanda Sakovitz says
so pretty, i love this.
I LOVE this craft! I think I’m going to fill up some mason jars with conversation hearts and do some Valentine’s candles for the table!
I never thought to put the candle on top! Thanks for sharing!
What size tea light candles are used?
The information for the Glimma candles used is as follows;
Width: 4 1/2″
Height: 3 1/4″
Length: 6 3/4″
I hope this helps!
Sorry, the diameter of the candle is 2 1/4″. I gave you the measurements of the total package!
I was looking for a pretty Christmas that preschoolers could do. This is perfect! Thank you!