DIY Mason Jar Apple Pie Candle

A DIY mason jar candle is an easy project that is inexpensive and you can make it any scent you want!

Today I'm sharing with you a fun little DIY project.  I've always wanted to try my hand at making candles because frankly, it gets expensive to constantly be purchasing new ones.  I love to burn mine, even just during the day when I'm puttering around the house.  My favorites are scented ones of warm and cozy scents like cookie dough, cinnamon, apples, and vanilla.  The great thing about making your own is you can control the amount of scent which goes in it.  I like a lot, but I know some people feel like less is more.  Either way, making your own is a simple and economical DIY.

I chose an apple pie scent for the one I'm going to show you today.  I really wish this was smellavision, because friends, this candle smells glorious!

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To begin, you need to purchase a few items up front.  These will just make the process easier.  Once you have your basic candle making items, you will be able to make as many candles as you like, so the upfront cost is worth it.

How to Make an Apple Pie Candle In a Mason Jar


Candle Pouring Pot

Soy Flakes

Candle Wicks

Fragrance (your choice) Apple Pie

Metal Candle Wick Holder

Color (optional)

Ball Mason Jars (or another vessel even upcycle old jars for this project)


  • Place soy flakes ( I used a half of a bag for one candle) into pour pot and heat until liquid.  Should reach an internal temperature of 125 degrees.
  • Add your flavor oil for the smell.  I added about a half of a bottle for one candle.
  • Melt your color flake (optional).  I did not add color.  I wanted it to be white.
  • Prepare your wick.  Put a little glue on the bottom of the tin wick to help it stick to the bottom of your jar.
  • Thread your wick through the metal candle wick holder.  Leave excess wick at the top.  You will cut that off when the candle is solid.
  • Pour your hot liquid into the jar to fill
  • Let sit for 24 hours to solidify.


I love the finished product.  It smells wonderful and it looks fantastic in my kitchen with the Mason Jar as the container.  The scent screams fall!  I will definitely be making more now that I have all the supplies.  Oh, the possibilities!!

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Looking for another fun project with Mason Jars?  I love painting them with chalk paint and using them as vases.  You can see the full tutorial on chalk paint mason jars HERE.

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  4. JUliya says:

    I always love candles as I am a lover of candles. I have found really amazing and informative content for making DIY apple pie candles. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Amy, This is a great and beautiful DIY project.

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    What a great and beautiful DIY idea of pie candle. I really like this idea. SO easy to make the DIY design. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

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  8. Jamie says:

    This candle is creative! Can’t wait to buy all the material and try this out with next weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a great DIY project. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and shared!

  12. I want to make candles! Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party & sharing how & your resources. Love it. Shared.

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  14. Kati says:

    I need to make me a whole bunch of these candles! I love burning desert flavored candles in the fall and winter. So comforting. Pinned!

  15. I can almost smell it from here! What a fun little project! Pinning!

  16. I am all about DIY but I never thought to mak my own candles! Thanks for the idea! Also, this scent sounds amazing!

  17. Rachel says:

    I bet the candles smells amazing. I love candles too but never made one and, yes, they do cost a ton so I may give this a try.

  18. Ariel says:

    I bet that smells amazing! And I love how easy it is!

  19. Love your candle in these adorable mason jars. We think we are addicted to candle making too!

  20. Sarah says:

    What a great idea for a fall gift! I bet it smells delicious.

  21. Sarah says:

    I want to smell that candle right now!! Never knew the candle making process wasn’t all that hard. Pinning!

  22. Roxanne says:

    This is so awesome, I wish I could smell it! Great gift idea for the upcoming holidays!

  23. Caroline says:

    Yum! This is so cute.

  24. Mary says:

    What a fun and easy DIY project and I bet it smells amazing!

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