***FYI, many people have commented and said this DIY does not work for them. I’m currently trying to come up with another way to make it, and when I do, I will update this post.***
I know. You can’t eat these. But I’ve been wanting to do a DIY post for forever and I finally felt like being crafty a couple weekends ago.
They’re pretty easy and you can buy all the supplies at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or probably most craft stores. I used mason jars, but you can make these in any glass jars or cups you want or have at home already. Also, you can use wax from old or un-used candles that you already have. You need about 2 cups of melted wax for one mason jar though, so you would need tons of old candles. Or you can buy soy wax flakes, which is what I did. All the supplies are relatively cheap, except for the wax flakes, which were $8. And 1 lb of wax flakes only makes two pint-sized mason jar candles, so I think when I make these again, I’ll use smaller jars. Or more wax from old, broken or un-used candles I already have.
What you need:
2 pint-sized (16oz) mason jars
Pre-waxed wicks (I got a pack of 6, with the attachment already on the ends)
Hot glue gun
Pencils, pens, or something similar to hold the wicks in place
2-3 tbsp water
1-2 tbsp corn syrup
A small paintbrush or cloth
1/2 cup rainbow jimmies (or similar colorful sprinkles)
1 lb soy wax flakes (or old candles if using smaller jars)
Cupcake scented wax cubes (Also found at Michael’s)
Measuring cup with spout
So you’ve got your jars and wicks.
Holding the jar horizontally, add a spoonful of sprinkles and slowly roll the jar so they’ll slide around and stick to the inside. Add another spoonful and repeat until the inside is completely covered. The paint brush will come in handy if there are any spot where the sprinkles don’t stick.
Repeat with the second jar.
Pour the wax slowly into a jar. Try to pour it directly into the center and away from the sides.
Repeat with the rest of the wax and the other jar.