DIY Candle packaging ideas that are a must for you to try

This is a post about DIY candle packaging ideas that are a must for you to try. Crafting your candles is a skill many people still don’t have, but there are plenty of beautiful options of how to package them so they’re ready to give as gifts.

Below we’ll take a look at the different materials and tools you’ll need, and then detail some DIY-friendly packaging methods with step-by-step instructions.

You’ve just got those amazing candles you made yourself and you want to package them up in a way that’s original and interesting. You’ve probably looked at all the beautiful, classic candle packaging ideas out there but they might not be exactly what you’re looking for. If so, then check out these DIY candle packaging ideas that are a must for you to try! They will make your candles stand out from the rest of the crowd, offering new possibilities for how to package up your handmade goodies.


1. Soap wrapped candle

If your candles have a lot of detail, you might want to cover them up with a layer of soap (which will also help to keep the candle protected). All you need is some soap, bottle caps, and lids with holes in them, the lids and caps should be the same size. Glue the caps on top of the lids, so that they fit together. You can also make labels for your candles that way!

2. Wine bottle candle

This is a great idea if you have a lot of the same type of wine bottles, just take them all off, and voila! You’ve just got yourself an awesome-looking candle. The only thing left to do is to screw in the tops of your candles and add some candle gel.

3. Mason Jars with twine bows

Everyone loves mason jars, especially around Christmas time because they’re so festive. Add some twine to your jar and you’re done, you’ve just got yourself a great-looking candle for the holidays. You can get any mason jar that suits you, but if you don’t have any, here’s how to make them.

4. DIY tarts

If you’re not into candles themselves, why not try making your own tarts instead? They are a great alternative because they are scented and look just like real candles. 5. Sealed candle holders

This one isn’t as easy as you think at first, but with a little bit of time and patience, you can successfully do it. All you need is some plastic wrap and a hot glue gun or the liquid kind. You’ll just need to wrap it around the candle until it’s covered, then secure it by placing a small drop of glue on each end or simply with tape or string. You can also do this with plastic candles cardboard boxes if you don’t have clear jars that are large enough for your candles (in order to make them look as realistic as possible).


6. Hole punch candle

If you’ve ever watched Friends you probably remember Phoebe and her whole punch, but you can use it for more than just paper! Just drill a hole into each side of the jar and screw on the top of your candles, they’ll look great. As an added bonus this will save space in your drawer or on the table!

7. Jar with a lid and a plastic bag filler

This is another great option if you don’t have any jars or bottles that are big enough to fit your candles in (but still want them to be realistic). You can simply wrap the plastic around your jar and secure it with tape, or even use a hot glue gun.

8. Glass jars and labels

If you have some very pretty glass jars which you don’t know what to do with, then this is something you should consider. Most of the time these will come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so this might be all the more appealing to you. For your labels use whatever you have available, they could be pictures of candles, messages, or designs of your choice (or buy some ready-made ones that fit your theme). Congratulations on getting those beautiful candles! You’ve just got yourself some lovely candle jars to store them in – perfect for Christmas gifts!

9. Vases and candle holders

If you want to add something decorative to your candle jar, then you could use a vase and a candle holder which are available in various different materials, sizes, and shapes. The only thing left for you to do is get the candles and add them through the vases. This way all your candles will look beautiful together as if they were floating in a vase!

10. Cold cream jars

If you don’t like having plastic around your candles, then why not make cold cream jars instead? They’re great for any occasion and even more beautiful if they’re scented with essential oils or a combination of essential oil. You basically place your candle in a jar and use the lid to close it.

11. Jar rings

If you want to make your candle jars look more unique, then why not get some jar rings? You can use these to hold your candles together at different intervals, or you can even use them as a way of decorating your jars so that they all look different. Just take them out, slide them on and there’s simply no way anyone would ever know you had candles inside them! This is a very original idea for pretty containers.

12. Labels

If you know you have a lot of the same labels that you can reuse, then why not make them yourself? Simply print them out on your computer or take some pictures with your smartphone or tablet and then cut them into strips. You can place them in jars or custom candle box and they will look great. If you don’t have any printed labels to use for this purpose, then why not try making some yourself?


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