Today, I'm sharing a DIY candle holder gift in a jar. If you're looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, these glass candle gifts are perfect. When friends drop by unexpectedly at Christmastime, you'll have a present for them or, if you're invited to an impromptu party, you'll have a ready-made gift to grab as you head out the door. These budget-friendly jar tapered candle holders make fantastic co-worker or teacher gifts.
If you are looking for what to put in jar tapered candle holders beside candles, see my list of gift-in-a-jar gift ideas below.
I've seen these DIY glass jar candle holders filled with spare candles but since I had a load of flowers drying in my basement, I thought, "why not fill the jars with pretty flowers instead?" Posies of dried flowers are much more interesting than a jar full of candles – at least, I think so.
Below, you can find more inspiration for making a DIY candle holder gift in a jar.
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Let me show you how easy it is to make a DIY candle holder gift for your family members and friends.
Here's what you'll need.
DIY candle holder supplies
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- Glass jars
- Clip-on candle holders
- Gold spray paint
- Metal clippers
- Glue gun
- Mini dried flower bouquet
- German Christmas tree candles
- String, ribbon or raffia
- Ornaments for decoration (See my air dry clay post and my salt dough ornaments post).
Step 1: To make these DIY candle holders, first, wash all of the jars thoroughly in hot water. If there is any sticky glue residue left behind after removing the labels, make sure to remove it with baking soda and olive oil. After using olive oil, wash the lids of the glass jars again with detergent. You can see this process in the post DIY cinnamon candles.
Step 2: Using a metal cutter, separate the 'clamps' from the candle holders.
Step 3: Spray the metal lids of the jars with gold spray paint and allow them to dry.
Step 4: Glue the parts of the candle holder which you separated from the candle clamp to the middle of the lids.
Step 5: Make a tiny bouquet of dried flowers.
Step 6: Fill the jars (see below for ideas).
Step 7: Add a Christmas tree candle. To ensure that the candle is secure, make sure to pinch the inner candle holder together after inserting the candle.
TIP: For gifting and to make the DIY candle holder jar easier to pack, tie the candle to the side of the jar with some raffia, ribbon or string.
Ideas for filling a candle holder jar
Here are some gift in a jar ideas to give you some inspiration.
- Dried flower gift in a jar
- Christmas cookie gift in a jar
- Homemade baked goods gift in a jar
- Mini craft items gift a jar
- Seashells and sand gift in a jar
- Salt dough ornaments gift in a jar
- Mini winter scene gift in a jar
- Candles gift in a jar
- Painted stones gift in a jar
- Potpourri gift in a jar
- Lavender bags gift in a jar
- Mini succulents gift in a jar
- Wellness items gift in a jar
- Bath bombs gift in a jar
- Homemade pralines gift in a jar
- Clay ornaments gift in a jar
- Cookie mix gift in a jar
- Hot Chocolate mix in a jar (add a mini bottle of Bailey's)
- A Manicure gift in a jar
- A Pedicure gift in a jar
- Spa in a jar
- S'More gift jar
- Pinecones in a jar
- Cinnamon and star anise gift in a jar
- A jar full of paper stars with daily motivational quotes
- Pretty coloured pasta in a glass (Add a delicious pasta recipe)
- Sachets of herbal teas in a glass
Make a memory jar gift
You can also turn the gift in a jar idea into a keepsake jar or memory jar and fill it with items that may remind the recipient of a particular holiday, place, person or pet.
There are so many ideas for filling a DIY candle holder gift in a jar. Whatever you choose, I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it.
Do you have more ideas for filling a DIY jar tapered candle holder? Let me know in the comments below.
Watch it on YouTube
If you'd like to watch the video showing how I made this DIY jar taper candle holder you can see it on YouTube here:
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