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04/18/2012 09:11 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Craft Of The Day: A Gorgeous Mason Jar Candle

We've seen our share of mason jar candles, but never like this! A simple glass cutting technique is used to do this Craft Of The Day, which turns an ordinary jar into a mold for making a gorgeous pillar candle. Place it on a pretty dish to create a beautiful centerpiece perfect for the dining room table. Or, why not give one to a friend? We think these would make a very creative gift! Keep reading for the how-to.

Photo by Veronika Placek of Tick Tock Vintage

What You'll Need:
Mason jar
Two large pillar candles
A wick
A large pot
Oven mitts
Tape

How To Make It:
1. First, cut your jar in half using a glass-cutting kit. (Or, for a unique method that involves no special tools, visit Tick-Tock Vintage.)
2. Wearing oven mitts, light the yarn on fire. Rotate the jar so that the entire string is lit.
3. After 40 seconds or so, dunk the jar in ice water. It should split into two around where the string is tied.
4. Tape the jar back together where it split.
5. Melt your two candles in a pot over the stove.
6. Dip the bottom of your wick in the hot wax and stick it to the bottom of the jar.
7. Pour the hot melted wax into the jar. Keep the jar in ice water (make sure the wax doesn't get wet) to help the wax set.
8. When the wax has completely cooled, remove the tape and pull the jar off your candle.

For the full tutorial, visit Tick Tock Vintage. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

Craft Of The Day

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