One Simple Idea: Mason Jar Candles on Summer Nights

One Simple Idea: Mason Jar Candles on Summer Nights

Jason Loper
Jul 14, 2011

So you don't have room for a bonfire. And you don't have room for a grill, let alone a fire pit. It may not be a raging fire, but a group of candles in Mason jars can add delightful charm to a summer evening!

I'm a frequent candle burner in my home during the winter months. With the apartment all closed up against the chill, I find it very comforting to burn candles, both scented and unscented. When summer rolls around, I sort of forget all about candles. Open windows and blowing fans just aren't very conducive to open flames.

Drop some candles in some Mason jars, as Christina from Christina's Adventures did, and you've got safe summer candles for indoors and out. The jars are heat resistant so they're safe with the flame — and the flame won't get extinguished by the wind. While the fire won't be as grand as bonfire, there's still something magic about open flames dancing with the breeze. Then again, I've been known to roast marshmallows over the flame of a candle!

Christina nestled her candles on dried beans poured into the jars but you could just as easily use sand or small rocks if you live near a beach. If you are lucky enough to score some wide mouth Mason jars, you could even drop larger pillar candles in. If you're in an area with insects, keep you eye out for smaller citronella candles that will fit in the jars.

MORE MASON JAR MAGIC ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
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How to Turn a Mason Jar into a Soap Dispenser
The Many, Many Uses of the Simple Mason Jar
DIY Mason Jar Chandelier

Image: Christina's Adventures

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