4th of July Mason Jar Candles

I don’t know about you but red, white and blue are quickly popping up all around our house as I bring out our patriotic decorations.

With the 4th of July fast approaching (can you believe THAT?!) we have a fun and easy craft to bring some American color into your home and your kids can even help too!

Just take a look at these darling 4th of July Mason Jar Candles!

4th of July Mason Jar Candles. So easy!

Here’s what you will need to get started:

Pint or quart sized mason jars

White long grain rice

Food coloring (I used Wilton True Blue and Red Gel Coloring)

Ziploc baggies

Votive or tealight candles


Pour your rice into a Ziploc baggie.  Then add your food coloring, zip real tight and shake away!  Or you could also put the rice and food coloring into a separate mason jar, screw the lid on and let your kids shake away!  It’s that easy to color rice.  Add more food coloring if you want your rice to be a darker color.

4th of July Candles tutorial

If you let your kids “shake away” with the Ziploc baggies, be prepared to have rice shaken all over your kitchen.

This did not happen to me when I made these.

No it did not.

Okay yes it did.

And I’m an adult.


I think I had a little too much fun shaking.

Once your rice is ready, starting with the red rice, scoop the rice into your mason jars.  I put about 1/2 to 2/3 cups of rice for each layer into the pint jars and about 1 to 1 1/2 cups into the quart jars.  It’s all up to you!

Top with a tealight or votive candle and you are ready to go.

This literally took minutes to create but look at the results!

4th of July Mason Jar Candles

A big thanks to Today’s Creative Blog for the inspiration for these 4th of July Mason Jar Candles.  We hope that you enjoy making them as much as I did!

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Looking for more 4th of July ideas?  Check these out!

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  1. Although pretty, wouldn’t these become a hazard if the flame from the burning candle comes in contact with the rice as the wax melts down?

    • Hi Laura!

      Well I’ve searched all over the internet and can’t find a single thing where it says that rice can catch on fire. If you use a tealight, they do come in an aluminum casing that would help prevent the flame from touching the rice. Thanks for stopping by! Deb

  2. This is such a great idea!! I’ve done something similar using funfetti jimmies but never thought of using rice…so easy!! :)

  3. Thanks for featuring us Ruth!


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