Easy DIY Pineapple Candles

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Ever wondered how to make candles? These Easy DIY Pineapple Candles are SO simple to make, and they smell amazing! Makes a great DIY gift idea for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, and more!

pineapple diy candles with felt leaf lids

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Easy DIY Pineapple Candles

Pineapple is one of my favorite fragrances – it’s so fresh and summery! I’ve already made pineapple soaps and pineapple sugar scrub, so it was only natural that my next pineapple fragrance endeavor would be pineapple candles. Homemade candles are quickly becoming a favorite craft of mine – they’re SO quick and easy to make, and there are a ton of creative ways that you can decorate and finish them! These easy DIY pineapple candles are super cute, and they’re a cinch to make!

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diy pineapple candles with lei

Instructions:

Note: quantities listed will yield three six-ounce jar candles. 

  • Use a drop of hot glue to attach the candle wicks to the center of the bottom of the glass jars.
  • In the candle pitcher, over low-medium heat, melt four cups of soy wax flakes, stirring frequently.
  • Add 3 blocks of yellow wax colorant along with 20-30 drops of pineapple fragrance oil. Mix well.
  • Carefully pour the hot wax into the candle jars. Allow the candle jars to sit undisturbed until completely cool.
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While the candles are cooling, paint the lids of the jars green. Cut and assemble felt tops as shown in the video above.

DIY pineapple candles with flowers

Use the hot glue gun to attach the felt toppers to the jar caps. Easy peasy!

easy diy homemade candle gift idea

These were super quick and easy to make, and they’re totally adorable! We are definitely making more of these for our homemade holiday gifts this year!

printable pineapple gift tag and pineapple gift

I recently shared these fun pineapple printable gift tags, and they’re perfect to pair along with your homemade gift (there’s also a non-text version if you want to write your own message!)!

printable pineapple gift tags with pineapple gift
pineapple diy candle with pineapple gift tag

Such a cute and easy DIY gift idea! I can think of lots of people on my gift list that would love these!

pineapple diy candle lit with pineapple gift tag
pineapple DIY candle gift idea

If you love these pineapple candles, you may also like our DIY Pineapple Soaps and Piña Colada Sugar Scrub, too!

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12 More Pineapple Projects

If you like my Pineapple Candles, you’re going to LOVE these Pineapple-themed projects from my friends!

Click on the links below to be taken to the download page for each individual file:

Pretty Pineapple Tablescape
Pretty Pineapple Tablescape
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pineapple pillow cover
pineapple pillow cover
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Pineapple Milk Can Planter
Pineapple Milk Can Planter
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Summer Pineapple Printable
Summer Pineapple Printable
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pineapple Wooden Spoon
pineapple Wooden Spoon
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Pineapple Candy Pouch Card
Pineapple Candy Pouch Card
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Upcycled Mason Jar Succulent Planter
Upcycled Mason Jar Succulent Planter
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Pineapple Inspired Wine Charms
Pineapple Inspired Wine Charms
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Pineapple Flour Sack Towels
Pineapple Flour Sack Towels
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Driftwood Pineapple Welcome Sign
Driftwood Pineapple Welcome Sign
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Pineapple Wine Glass Charms
Pineapple Wine Glass Charms
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Fine-Apple Pineapple SVG File
Fine-Apple Pineapple SVG File
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If you like these pineapple candles, don’t forget to pin ’em!

easy diy pineapple candles
easy diy pineapple candles
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20 Comments

    1. Technically, yes, it would work, but it is not recommended. Here’s a little bit of information from Spruce Crafts as to why you shouldn’t use crayons to color candles:

      Why Crayons Aren’t a Good Option for Coloring Candles

      Here’s the science behind why crayons shouldn’t be used for candle making:

      Like paint, crayons are colored with pigments. Pigments appear to change an object or substance’s color by reflecting or absorbing different wavelengths of light. However, the pigments don’t dissolve in wax; instead, they’re dispersed throughout the wax, floating around in it. This might not seem like an issue and a candle colored with crayons might look perfectly fine when it’s finished––until you light it.

      As the wax melts and gets carried through the wick to the flame, the pigments will clog the wick. Think of it like dirty deposits in your gasoline that clog up your fuel line––that’s what happens with pigments. The pigments that don’t clog the wick tend to settle and concentrate at the bottom of the melted wax, so your once beautiful candle won’t be so pretty after a few uses. Even worse, your candle will burn with sooty smoke, until the wick gets so clogged that it stops burning altogether. These are obviously not the results you want when you’ve worked hard to make your own candles.

      1. Any brand should work, but I recommend using the small pellets vs a bigger block of beeswax since they’re easier to melt.

  1. I love a pineapple craft and this is a fun one that will make a great gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I love this! It is adorable and such a great idea!
    Just as a heads up, when I try to share this on FB, it gives me a 404 error.

  3. These are SO cute! I love the smell of pineapples and I know a pineapple candle would totally boost my mood and make my house smell amazing. I can’t wait to try this!

  4. Heidi! These candles turned out fantastic! I love that you paired them with the cute little pineapple printables too! I’ll definitely be sharing those this week! Thanks so much for joining the hop!

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