This Mulled Cider Candle tutorial was originally created for Consumer Crafts.
Fall is here! For us, that means baked goods and yummy scents and cozy sweaters. It's also the time of year when we really start thinking about gift-giving! Holiday gifts, host gifts, neighbor gifts – there are lots of gifts to be given over the next few months. So, in an effort to take away some of the stress that inevitably creeps in this busy time of year, we have the cutest and easiest and nicest little gift idea that is so fun to make. Anyone would love to be gifted a DIY Mulled Cider Candle, AND we went ahead and whipped up a pretty tag to go with them (scroll to the bottom of the post to download), so you are good to go! Keep scrolling to see how we made them.
Here's what you'll need to make your own Mulled Cider Candle:
Step 1: Melt soy wax in a double boiler. If you don't have one (like me), you can use a glass or metal bowl in a pan of water.
Step 2: While your wax is melting, prepare your jars. If you are using a long string of wick, cut a piece (longer than the height of your jar) and use a glue gun to secure it to the bottom. Then, use clothespins/chopsticks/pencils/popsicle sticks or something to keep the wick standing centered (see this post for an example).
Step 3: Once your wax is melted, add your oils (to preference) and stir. If you wanna get it just right and have a candle/candy thermometer, add oils when the wax is completely melted and at 185 degrees. Then, let the wax cool to 140 degrees before pouring it into the jars. Let the set, then trim the wicks.
Step 4: Print the tags on white cardstock and cut them (keep scrolling for the download).
Step 5: Attach the tags to your jars with elastic or baker's twine.
Aren't they so pretty? And I wish you could smell them through the screen because they smell divine! They are so fun to make and are the perfect gift for your neighbors, friends, teachers, etc. this holiday season!
Be sure to check out these other DIY gift ideas!