DIY Gingerbread Candle
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DIY Gingerbread Candle

Holiday scented candles are a favorite for burning in your own home, or for gifting to friends and family all season long. This cute little gingerbread candle is a great handmade gift wrapped up in a pretty towel. I found these fun wax granules that give the candle a bit of a different look. I liked them especially for this scent, as they look a bit like gingerbread dough. I was able to find all the items at my local craft store but you can also find them online at Rose Mountain Herbs.

This post is part of our 2016 Homemade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2016 Home Made Christmas Gifts.

DIY Gingerbread Candle - easy homemade candle, great scent

DIY Gingerbread Candle

Ingredients for Homemade DIY Gingerbread Candle:

To make your own gingerbread candle you will need

granulated wax, cream, white, or tan

candle wick

gingerbread candle scent

small mason jar

pretty holiday ribbon

hot glue gun/stick



Directions for DIY Gingerbread Candle:

Measure and trim wick in your jar if needed so it is just 1/2″ above rim of jar.

img_2870Combine granulated wax and gingerbread candle scent until the desired scent strength is reached. I chose a pretty tan granulated wax so it really imitated the look of gingerbread, isn’t it fun? Stir together well to distribute the scent.

img_2873-0Fill jar to 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the top edge with the wax mixture.

img_2874Attach a pretty ribbon with hot glue, add a gingerbread cookie cutter if desired to make it a double duty gift! For gifting gently place lid back on the the top of your jar and label with a simple handmade tag, trim wick slightly if needed.


And there you have it, you just made your very own handmade DIY Gingerbread Candle! How cool is that?

If you loved this simple homemade DIY gingerbread candle, be sure to check out other great DIY Homemade Gift ideas in our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

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  • 12.06.16 Keziah Greer

    I need this for stress so thanks. the smell helps

  • 01.16.17 Daryl

    I bet this smells great

  • 04.28.17 Margaret Appel

    This candle is so pretty & easy to make. What a wonderful gift to make & give to those who enjoy candles. Going to try pinning it for future reference. Thanks!

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