Handmade Christmas: Beeswax Poinsettia Candles
These poinsettia candles make for a fun handmade Christmas project. They are made with beeswax and soy wax and scented with festive essential oils. Beeswax poinsettias look fabulous and festive topping a soy candle. In addition to being decorative, when the beeswax toppers melt they give off a wonderful honey scent which fills the room with even more holiday cheer.
Poinsettia candles in jars combine a few things that I love: handmade candles, mason jars, and holiday themed-gift ideas. They look complicated, but with just some sheets of red and green beeswax and a few mason jar candles, you can put together these festive poinsettia candles in a snap, making them a handy last-minute gift idea. I’ll admit, they aren’t botanically correct, and I’m OK with that! I didn’t originally plan for them to look like poinsettia candles but when they were finished they looked like poinsettias to me. You could certainly add your own design to the flowers with some more layers of red bracts and some yellow flowers in the center.
This crafty project is also scalable to fit in with the craft time you have available. Make the mason jar candles from scratch following these instructions or purchase candles that are already made and add the beeswax poinsettia as your homemade personal touch!
To make your own, start off by making some soy mason jar candles or purchase some candles in glass jars.
Then follow the instructions to make these beeswax flower candles but switch up the colors to red and green.
Wrap the jars with some ribbon or cotton string and add a pretty label to the lid. Here are some free printable holiday labels you could use. These poinsettia candles look beautiful clustered together in the center of the table during the holidays, and make a wonderful hostess gift.