Candle Container Ideas

Candle Container Tips

  • Be sure to choose containers that can handle the temperature that you will be heating your wax to. Glass, ceramic, terra cotta and metal containers tend to work the best. Don't try to use plastic containers.
  • Try to select containers that aren't too narrow. When burning very narrow container candles, the sides of the container will blacken. The mouth of your container should be at least 2-3 inches.
  • When using breakable containers, be sure to preheat your container with hot water before pouring the wax in.
  • Keep an eye out for unique candle containers in unexpected places. Yard sales and flea markets are often excellent sources for inexpensive candle containers.
  • Most Popular Container Candles

    Candles in tins are very popular and very easy to make! The best part is that you really only have to worry about what the top looks like and not the sides.

    Jar candles are quickly becoming the most popular types of container candles!

    More Great Container Ideas!

  • Martini Glasses, Champagne Glasses, Wine Goblets - Try to use the thickest glasses you can find and be sure to test burning them before you sell or give to others.
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Shot Glasses
  • Terra Cotta Flower Pots
  • Teacups
  • Ceramic Bowls
  • Fish Bowls
  • Ivy Bowels
  • Baby Food Jars
  • Frosted Glassware
  • Mason Jars
  • Candy Jars
  • Sea Shells
  • Decorative Tins
  • Metal Floral Containers
  • Food Cans - Try leaving the labeling still attached for a rustic unique look.

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