Merry Christmas 2014

Babyfoodsteps yearly tradition… to share with you a homemade gift!

You can see our gifts of 4 years past here, here, here and here. Now on to #5!

This year our gift is a Mason Jar Oil Candle.

The inspiration for this gift and project came from here (gotta love pinterest!).


First the materials:

Mason jar with lid

1/8 couplings (Like this)

1/8 nipples (like this, found in the lighting dept of hardware store)

3/8 inch washer (need 2 per lamp, like this)

a brass nut

and a 100% cotton “wick” (like this)

pinecones, pine sprigs, berries, cinnamon sticks


mason jar candle lid


After punching or drilling a hole in the mason jar lid (we found using a center hole punch worked best), assemble the wick holder in the order shown in the photo (coupler, washer, lid, washer, nut, nipple, wick). I tied a knot at the end of the wick to keep it from falling through and tugged on it a bit so it went up into the nipple and stuck.

mason jar candle assembleFill the jars with all things holiday. We chose pinecones, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, pine sprigs and berry sprigs.  Fill the jars with water until you reach the last 1/6 of the jar and then top it off with oil (lamp oil, olive oil, citronella oil, almost any type of burn-able oil will do, we tried canola). Place the lid on and allow the oil to travel up the wick, then light and enjoy!

mason jar candle lit

We packaged these up this year and gave them as gifts to our neighbors and friends! Fun for the holidays and then here are some ideas on other things you can fill it with year round, not to mention and handy thing to have in an emergency when the power is out!

Merry Christmas from Babyfoodsteps! We hope the new year brings health and happiness to you and your family.

mason jar cndle wrapped




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6 Responses to Merry Christmas 2014

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  2. Zoe says:

    Were the cranberries in your jar fresh or dried?

  3. Ofelia says:

    this is a beautiful scene, however how do you keep the wick from burning out once it shorten to the
    knot? What type of wick is it and where do you buy them?

  4. Mary says:

    Love this project

  5. Amy Westhouse says:


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