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December 28, 2015

Easiest DIY Oil Candle Lights Ever!

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Hi friends! I hope that your holidays have been filled with everything that makes you happy and thank you for stopping by to visit me today. It's been busy and yet relaxing in my household this past week with family and friends and way too much food {and maybe some cocktails:~}}

Today I'm going to share the easiest DIY project perhaps that I've ever shared here on the blog and it's a beauty too!

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It's no secret to my family that I LOVE candles, and I think that I passed the candle loving gene on to my girls. I made some soy candles right before the holidays that we have been enjoying and scented them with lavender and rosemary essential oils, as well as clipping and drying some fresh and pouring them into the wax for a stronger scent...
My favorite candles of all though come from Linnea's Lights, and my husband purchased this gift box as one of my Christmas gifts. Boy oh boy he earned some points with that one and it smells fantastic in our home right now!
He also bought some beautiful pink peonies for me and since they are seasonal, I'm quite sad to see them go. But wait...I can turn them into candles and have them last a little longer! So I grabbed a few Mason jars (you can find them on eBay) from my stash and will give a brief DIY of how to make the easiest "candle" ever...
I cut the now faded blooms off my peonies because to me they still have such beauty. The buds and leaves were then loosely placed into my Mason jars, filling close to the top. In this case I selected clear jars and you can use any jars that you have been saving...like from jelly or peanut butter~as long as they are glass...
Then fill with water to cover, leaving a couple of inches at the top. Pour a layer of about an inch with vegetable oil on top of that. You know...oil and water do not mix and oil will float because it's lighter. Then get yourself some floating candle wicks. I purchased THESE from Amazon (affiliate link) because they come in a pack of 100. You can also use THESE...
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They are not really candles, but rather oil lamps. Oil lamps have been around since the cave dwellers used animal fat with flame to light their homes BC, so it's nothing new...but these are so pretty:~}

I added some frozen cranberries and also I scented them by adding in from 10 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil to the jar, depending on the sized jar used. I buy my lavender oil in LARGE SIZES 
because I use it for so many things!  
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Aren't they pretty? I plan on making a whole bunch of these on New Year's Eve to light the way around here and they are safe because in the event that someone knocks them over the water will extinguish the flame...

You can vary them by the jars used, float some glass jar filler or other fruits, small vegetables and even add food coloring to the water. They will stay lit for a couple of hours and the wicks can be easily and quickly replaced...

Thanks again for visiting and please do poke around the blog for more inspiration if you are new here or if you have some holiday vacation time...
This article contains affiliate links, thoughts and opinions are my own.

xoxo,

22 comments:

margarita teresa rosemberg said...

Very nice. I'll do it...for sure...Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Victoria Silva said...

such a great and pretty idea...thank you

KUNIs little white castle said...

What a great idea, love it

parisjudy said...

These are gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing Janet. I definitely want to try this. Happy New Year!

Natureluvr57 said...

So beautiful but the link to Amazon doesn't work for me. Thanks for sharing and happy new year

Junkchiccottage said...

Janet this is so sweet. Love these. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. I am off to make up some pretty candles for New Year's Eve. Happy New Year.
Kris

Danette said...

Such a beautiful decorating idea. I've seen a similar candle made with fruit slices and succulents. This is a perfect DIY though.

Debbie said...

These are so pretty, Janet! I will definitely try making some of these! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. Happy New Year to you!
Debbie
xo

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Lovely, lovely!

captiveinflorida said...

Gorgeous! But one question. You said to buy floating wicks but yours look like tea light candles. Is that what you used?

Vanessa said...

This is awesome.

Pamela said...

So beautiful Janet! Hope you are having great New Year thus far my friend.

Shirley Wood said...

These are really pretty. They'd be nice in a Valentine tablescape too. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

These are beautiful, Janet! And your photography is stunning!
I would love for you to join us at share each week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
~ Megin of VMG206

Cassandra May @ Little Red Window said...

oh my gosh, I had no idea you could make candles this way! They're so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at The DIY Collective Link Party, hope you come back again next week! xo!

Audrey Humaciu said...

what a fun and beautiful idea! Found you on Foodie Friends Friday

DIY Crush Blog said...

I love this!! Those are so pretty! I love candles! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great weekend!

Cat Golden said...

These are really stunning! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! You'll be one of our features this week!

Cat

Emily @ Two Purple Couches said...

These are gorgeous! And what a wonderful way to use flowers and greenery, especially around the holidays! I chose your oil lights to feature at this week's Merry Monday party. Thank you for linking up with us!

White Lace and Promises said...

I'm so glad I went back and read some back issues from your blog. I love these. I would have to buy ingredients and right now I am pinching pennies, but maybe I can try this one day. Love it. I know it smells yummy and is beautiful! I love candles but find few that keep their aroma.

Lisa Cudd said...

Here in Ohio our peonies come out in the spring...I definitely know what I'm going to do with those blooms (they last for such a short time!!!).
Thanks and God bless :0)