beeswax succulent candle toppers

Beeswax Succulent Mason Jar Candles

These Mason jar candles topped with beeswax succulents look impressive but are super simple to make. This project can be done with homemade soy and beeswax candles, or even to top a store-bought votive. We’ll continue on our theme for making homemade holiday gifts again this week for this Weekend’s Project: a DIY Beeswax Succulent Mason Jar Candles Tutorial.

Make these easy beeswax succulent candles

The beauty of these candles is that you can screw a lid on them, decorate them up, and they’ll surprise the lucky person who gets to open them. They are also wonderful for out-of-town friends and family as they can safely be shipped without damaging the topper.


succulent candles
Make it!

1. Make some soy & beeswax jar candles in wide mouth 250ml / half pint jars like these. Fill jars so that they are only 3/4 full (note: they are too full in the photo shown) as this will allow you to have space for the beeswax succulent and also be able to screw the lid on the jar for wrapping/shipping.

Making jar candles

2. Now you can begin decorating! Using a cookie cutter, cut out a flower-like shape from a sheet of the beeswax. We used both honeycomb and smooth sheets for different textures. Using the pen, punch a hole in the center of the flower, then slide it over the wick onto the top of your candle.

Make these sweet succulent candles easily

DIY Beeswax Succulent Candles

3. Cut a second color of wax with the cookie cutter. Using the knife or scissors, separate all the petals, then spread some of the tacky wax (a sticky wax that acts as glue for the petals) with a popsicle stick around the center of the flower. Arrange and press each petal around the wick. Carefully bend the far tip of each petal upwards to create a 3D effect.

Succulent candles are easy to make

Sweet succulent candles that are easy to make

4. For the third layer of the flower, cut out smaller petal shapes with the knife or scissors. Generally 6 petals will do.  Again, spread the tacky wax and adhere the petals, gently bending each tip upwards.

beeswax succulent candles in a jar

make your own succulent candles

That’s it!  No really, it’s that easy.

succulent candles you can DIY

For bonus points, you can decorate the jar and the lid. For some cute printable labels that will fit mason jar lids, click here.

beeswax succulent candle toppers

Like these? Check out how they can become Christmas-themed Mason jar candles with poinsettias!

beeswax succulents in a jar


About the Author : Stephanie Rose

A city girl who learned to garden and it changed everything. Author, artist, Master Gardener. Better living through plants.

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  1. Eileen
    EileenNovember 27,11

    These are gorgeous. Far beyond my capabilities, but just beautiful.

  2. Mandy
    MandyNovember 28,11

    These are absolutely gorgeous and the tutorial is very easy to follow! I’d love it if you shared these at my party that I have going on at Project Queen. If you’d like to link up, here is the link:
    I’m a new follower.

  3. Mrs. Delightful
    Mrs. DelightfulNovember 29,11

    Beautiful candles

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  4. Chubby & Chique
    Chubby & ChiqueNovember 29,11

    TY for a very inspirational ideas.

    Happy TTT…

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  5. sherry
    sherryNovember 29,11

    Wow, you’re really good at this, your candles are definitely a keepsake!

  6. Gabi
    GabiNovember 29,11

    Thanks for this great tutorial. They would be nice Christmas gifts and i´m shure i´ll be make some of them soon.

  7. Mandy
    MandyNovember 30,11

    Hi Stevie – I’m featuring your Beeswax Flower Mason Jar Candles tomorrow morning that you shared at Project Queen’s Blog Hop – “Christmas Gifts and Ornaments for $10 or Less”. I LOVE THESE! The tutorial is awesome. I think I can even manage it :-).

    Thanks so much for sharing these at the party. I hope you come back next week!


  8. Jessica @ Two Shades of Pink
    Jessica @ Two Shades of PinkNovember 30,11

    Oh I think these are simply gorgeous! And this has always intimidated me but this tutorial makes it feel so doable! Wow, my friend. Truly.

  9. Natasha
    NatashaDecember 1,11

    love these!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday!!
    Hope to see you there again tomorrow!

    Natasha xxx

  10. Mid-Atlantic Martha
    Mid-Atlantic MarthaDecember 1,11

    What a charming gift. Thanks for the show and tell.

  11. Kristen
    KristenDecember 1,11

    wow! these are amazing! I’ll have to give it a try someday. You are certainly talented.

    Thanks for visiting my blog,


  12. onceinabluemoon
    onceinabluemoonDecember 1,11

    you are so talented~

  13. Lauren @ Summit St Joy
    Lauren @ Summit St JoyDecember 1,11

    these are AWESOME! great tutorial!!! would make beautiful gifts — feel free to link them up to my SPEND LESS. GIVE MORE. Homemade Holiday Link Party — would love to have ya :)

    Lauren @

  14. Sherry
    SherryDecember 4,11

    These are really neat! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  15. Mynnette
    MynnetteDecember 5,11

    What a fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

  16. Courtney
    CourtneyDecember 8,11

    Love this- how darling!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  17. Lauren @ Summit St Joy
    Lauren @ Summit St JoyDecember 14,11

    Thanks so much for linking up to Summit St Joy!!! :)

  18. Honey
    HoneyJanuary 2,12

    Thank you for sharing another lovely project at Potpourri Friday!
    I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

  19. Florist Red Deer
    Florist Red DeerFebruary 3,12

    Good Blog These are gorgeous. Far beyond my capabilities, but just beautiful.

  20. Florist Barrhaven
    Florist BarrhavenFebruary 6,12

    Good Blog i m feeling smell like flower

  21. Noël Ann
    Noël AnnDecember 7,12

    I’ve been trying for weeks to decide on a candle to make for friends and family this Christmas. Thank you so much for this great idea that makes me truly excited about making 4 dozen candles this weekend!!

  22. McKenna
    McKennaJanuary 8,14

    I love this idea but am having the hardest time finding smooth sheets of beeswax online. Do you have any tips on finding it?

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