DIY Wintergreen Cranberry Wood Wick Candle

Gifts in a jar are such an easy way to gift awesomeness during the holidays. Even better, the possibilities are pretty much endless so you can make gifts for everyone on your list. This DIY wintergreen cranberry wood wick candle is the perfect jar gift for all of your friends, grandparents, and mommas on your list.

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It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!


Wood Wick Candles with Snowflake Cookie Ornaments

The first time I made this, I used cosmetic grade glittery mica powder to color the candle. It’s looked awesome and shimmery… until it cooled. Then, all of the color was at the bottom. Boo.

I decided to skip the glitter and try a new version of dye. Thankfully, the wax dye worked so much better. If you’re new to making your own dyed candles, skip any of the powder colorant. It simply doesn’t work.

Since I had to lose the glitter in the candle itself, I decided to add it to the jar instead. With this DIY wintergreen cranberry wood wick candle, you get a beautiful and wonderfully scented candle AND you get your glitter fix too.

 

Pink Glitter Jar Candle next to Lid

DIY Wintergreen Cranberry Wood Wick Candle Materials

Step 1

First, put a 1 cup of water into a small cooking pot and heat it over medium-high heat.

Step 2

While your water starts to boil, add 4 cups of wax flakes into your pouring pot.

 

Wax Flakes Melting inside of Pour Pot

Step 3

Once your water is boiling, place your pouring pot into it and turn the heat down to medium.

 

Melted Wax inside of Pour Pot

Step 4

Continue heating your wax flakes until they are completely melted.

 

Wax Dye Chips in Melted Wax

Step 5

After your wax flakes are melted, stir in a few flakes of your wax coloring at a time until you achieve your desired color.

Note:

 

Dyed Melted Wax in Pour Container

Step 6

Once you have colored your melted wax, stir in 10-12 drops of Wintergreen fragrance oil.

Step 7

Then stir in 5-8 drops of Cranberry fragrance oil.

 

Wood Wick in Metal Stabilizer

Step 8

Keep your wax on the stove while you prep your jar starting with placing your wood wick inside the metal stabilizer.

Step 9

Next, slip a rubber band around the top of your jar.

Step 10

Then slide the top of your wood wick into your chopsticks.

Tip:

 

Close Up of Rubber Band Securing Chopsticks

Wooden Wick Secured in Place in Jar

Step 11

Now, place you wick inside the jar resting the chopsticks on the lip. Then twist the edges of your rubber band and slip it on each side of the chopsticks one side at a time to secure them (and your wick) in place.

 

Melted Wax In Jar with Stabilized Wick

Step 12

Once your wick is secured in place, carefully pour your wax into your jar and set the candle aside to cool.

 

Jar Candle with Wood Wick on Side

Step 13

After your candle has completely cooled, carefully remove the rubber band and chopsticks.

 

Trimmed Wood Wick on Jar Candle

Step 14

Next, trim your wick so that it’s about 1/4 inch from the wax.

 

Pink Jar Candle next to Glitter Paste Container

Glitter Paste on Jar Candle

Step 15

Now, coat the outside of your jar with glitter paste. Use your finger to remove any excess along the top and bottom edges.

Step 16

Allow your glitter paste to dry before moving on.

 

Clear Thread through Purple Snowflake Cookie Ornament

Purple Snowflake Cookie Ornament Hanging on Jar Candle

Step 17

Lastly, tie one of your snowflake cookie ornaments around the lip of the jar with clear nylon thread.

 

Lidded Wood Wick Candles with Snowflake Cookie Ornaments

Step 18

Before gifting, be sure to reattach the lid to your jar to protect the wick. Unlike regular wicks, wooden wicks can break off especially during the wrapping, transporting, and unwapping of gifts. The lid will keep the wooden wick from getting broken.

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I wish digital screens could be scratch and sniff so you could smell how amazing this candle smells. It is festive and sweet to fill your (or your friends and family’s) home with holiday scents this season. Now it’s time to check out the other awesome gifts in a jar ideas for everyone else on your list this year. Finish off gifts for everyone on your list with the ideas below!

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DIY Giant Outdoor Lollipop Window Decorations

Do you decorate your windows for the holidays every year? A lot of houses display beautiful wreaths in each window all season long. Let your house stand out and rock your candyland theme with these DIY giant outdoor lollipop window decorations!

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It’s Day 7 and we are sharing Holiday Decor Ideas!


I swear with every awesome piece of candy decor I make, another 10 ideas pop in my head. By this time next year, I’ll have a full-on gingerbread house going on! These awesome lollipops are proof that candy seriously belongs everywhere.

If you haven’t jumped on the train yet, be sure to start at the beginning of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop for more awesome candy Christmas decor and crafts to enjoy this season. You’ll definitely come around to my way of thinking soon.

 

Giant Lollipops on Window

Giant Outdoor Lollipop Window Decorations Materials

 

Stack of Newspapers

Step 1

First, pull out 1 double sheet of newspaper (as in, 2 attached pages instead of a single insert).

 

Rolled Up Piece of Newspaper

Step 2

Next, roll up your sheet of newspaper into a tube starting at one corner and continuing to the opposite corner.

 

Rolled Up Piece of Newspaper next to Tape

Step 3

Then secure the outside wrapped corner with a piece of tape.

Step 4

Pull out another sheet of newspaper and again wrap it starting at one corner overlapping the first newspaper tube you made.

Step 5

Continue adding length to your newspaper tube until it is at least 3 feet long.

 

Rolled Up Blue Tissue Paper

Step 6

Once you have finished making your newspaper tube, wrap it with blue tissue paper. Secure the edge of the tissue paper with tape along the edge.

 

Rolled Up Newspaper Ads Next to Tape

Step 7

Set your blue tube to the side and repeat steps 1-5 to create a second newspaper tube.

Step 8

Again, wrap your newspaper tube in tissue paper only using pink tissue paper this time.

Step 9

Now, pair the ends of both tubes together and secure them with a rubber band.

 

Blue and Pink Paper Wrapped Together

Step 10

Once the ends are secured, twist the tubes together as pictured.

Note:

 

Twisted Blue and Pink Tissue Paper

Step 11

If necessary, make your twist tighter. See the picture above for reference.

 

Twisted Blue and Pink Tissue Paper in a Swirl

Step 12

Next, carefully wrap your twist into a swirl like a lollipop starting at the end secured with a rubber band.

 

Tape on Back of Blue and Pink Tissue Paper Swirl

Step 13

After you have wrapped your twist, secure the loose end with tape. You also want to secure other areas of the back with tape so that they do not come apart later. Set your swirl aside for now.

 

Split Cardboard Tube Next to Blue and Pink Tissue Paper Swirl

Step 14

Now, pull out your cardboard tube and cut it open longways.

 

Rubber Band Wrapped Cardboard Tube Next to Blue and Pink Tissue Paper Swirl

Step 15

Start at one edge of the cut and roll it up tightly and secure it with tape.

Note:

Step 16

Next, paint your cardboard roll with a white spray paint that is a primer and color in one. Allow it to dry completely before moving on.

 

White Cardboard Tube Glued to Orange and Purple Tissue Paper Swirl

Step 17

After your paint is dry, use hot glue to attach your cardboard tube to your tissue paper swirl. Be sure to hold it in place until the glue has cooled or it will separate.

Step 18 (Optional)

If you want to strengthen the bond between the stick and the “lollipop” add additional hot glue around the glued seam where they are attached.

Step 19

Then cut off a piece of clear cellophane big enough to cover your lollipop head and pull out a twist tie.

 

Cellophane Wrapped Tissue Paper Lollipop

Step 20

Next, wrap your cellophane over the top of your lollipop and secure it around your stick with a twist tie.

 

Cellophane Wrapped Tissue Paper Lollipop 2

Cellophane Wrapped Tissue Paper Lollipops

Step 21

Now trim the excess cellophane at the bottom.

 

Pink Bow on Tissue Paper Lollipop

Step 22

Lastly, tie a bow around the twist tie on the cellophane with your glitter pink mesh ribbon.

Step 23

Repeat all of the above steps to make at least one additional lollipop in different colors.

 

Giant Lollipops on Window

How to Hang Your DIY Giant Outdoor Lollipop Window Decorations

  1. The best way to hang these on your window is with outdoor Command hooks. Position them so that 2 of your lollipop sticks cross as pictured above.
  2. You can also use packaging tape however it will not be weather proof and it can be difficult to get the tape off of the cellophane later.

 

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These DIY giant outdoor lollipop window decorations help you rock your candy Christmas style outside too this season! Mix these with this glittery DIY candy wreath and some colored lights and your home is holiday ready in a weekend. While your lollipop sticks are drying, scroll down and check out the other awesome Christmas decor inspiration from my friends below.

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DIY Snowflake Cookie Ornaments | Easy Christmas Craft

It’s time for more awesome candy-themed Christmas crafts to sweeten up your holiday! Today, you can save money and dress up your tree with these DIY snowflake cookie ornaments. You probably even have everything you need to make them (except the sprinkles) in your craft room already!

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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!


Pink Snowflake Cookie
Photo Credit: HobbyLobby.com

These ornaments are what sparked the theme for my projects for this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. I saw the one above on Hobby Lobby’s website and fell in love (they are no longer available online). Unfortunately, I need a lot of them for my tree and couldn’t justify the the price tag.

Enter the idea to make my own. They turned out fantastically and, bonus, come at a fraction of the price! If you’re looking for a budget friendly way to adorn your candy tree this year then these beauties are for you.

Note:

 

Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Materials

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 250º Fahrenheit.

 

Close Up of Salt Dough in Bowl

Step 2

If you haven’t already, start by mixing up your salt dough.

Step 3

Once your dough is mixed, separate it into 2 halves.

 

Close Up of Pink Gel Food Coloring on Salt Dough

Close Up of Pink Salt Dough

Step 4

Set one half aside and then knead rose gel food coloring into the second half until you’ve reached your desired color.

 

Close Up of Blue Salt Dough

Step 5

Repeat step 3 with your royal blue gel food coloring and the second half of your dough.

 

Rolled Out Pink Salt Dough

Step 6

Next, roll out 1 color of your dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick and cut as many snowflakes out as your can.

Tip:

Store your dough in a glass bowl and cover with a damp towel while waiting between baking batches.

 

Pink Salt Dough Snowflakes

Step 7

Then place your cut out snowflakes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 2 hours.

 

Hole in Pink Snowflake

Step 8

As soon as your take the snowflakes out of the oven, poke a hole in one spoke of the snowflake with your pointy stick to create a spot for your ornament hanger. Then place them on a cooling rack to cool.

Step 9

Continue making snowflakes until you run out of dough.

 

Close Up of Purple Salt Dough

Optional:

 

Glitter on Purple Snowflake Ornament

Step 10

Once all of your snowflakes have cooled, cover them in glue and glitter. Set aside to dry.

Step 11

After your glitter has dried, add your cord or ribbon hanger. You want to do this before you add your “icing” because you will cover the hole.

 

White Paint on Purple Snowflake Ornament

Step 12

Next, add a thick layer of white acrylic paint to look like icing. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, it looks more realistic if it’s not.

 

Purple Snowflake Cookie Ornament

Step 13

Immediately add you add your acrylic paint, top it with the Styrofoam sprinkles.

 

Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments

Step 14

Set your ornaments flat until completely dry.

 

Snowflake Cookie Ornaments on Teal Background

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Purple Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

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These DIY snowflake cookie ornaments turned out absolutely fabulous! If you’re keeping track, that’s 40 amazing ornaments for our candy tree for the low, low price of $5. That is incredible! Even if you have to buy some of the other materials, it’s still less then $10. That is definitely good for your Christmas Budget this year.

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