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DIY Mother’s Day Candles

Homemade Mother's Day Candles Tutorial #DIY #mothersday #gift #tags

This year for Mother’s Day, I decided to make homemade soy candles for all the moms I know. Making my own candles at home was fun and easy, and cheaper than buying pre-made ones, especially since I have multiple moms I want to give presents to this year.

I knew I wanted to find some unique glass jars for my homemade candles rather than buying them, so I went to Goodwill and was surprised to find drinking glasses that are perfect for candles! They had clear glasses with fun patterns in a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. I bought several different kinds for the different Mom’s in my life to use for my candles.


DIY Mother's Day Candles #homemade #mothersday #tutorial #tags #freeprintable

• glue dots
• Cotton candle wicks with tabs
• Water
• Medium saucepan
• Soy wax
• Candle making pitcher (or 4-cup measuring glass)
• Thermometer
• Essential oils for fragrance (optional)
• Drink glasses or small glass jars, clean and dry
• Chopsticks


  1. Secure the cotton wick tabs to the inside bottom of your glass using glue dots (or double-stick tape).
  2. Once wicks are secure in the center of your glass, wrap the wick end around chopsticks to hold the wicks in place.
  3. Pour water into your saucepan until it is 2” high, then place on the stove over medium heat.
  4. Add soy wax in small pieces to a candle making pitcher. Then place pitcher in saucepan until the wax is melted.
  5. Once the wax reaches 140°F, add the essential oils (optional). Use 1 teaspoon of essential oil per pound of wax.
  6. Cool the wax to 110°F and carefully pour into your glasses.
  7. Once the soy wax has dried completely (4-5 hours ideally), snip the tops of your wicks to about 1/4” height.

Mothers Day Candles | Evermine Occasions |

After my candles were dry, I placed each candle inside a large clear cellophane bag with two matchboxes (I used the FREE Matchbox Printables from to cover up the matchbox fronts). Then I tied a ribbon around the top with a custom tag for the finishing touch. Looking forward to giving these candles to my moms on Mother’s Day!

Tutorial for Mother's Day Candles with a Free Mother's Day Matchbox Printable

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