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