Yes. Many candle makers in the community use the stout round and square vessels or jars from Dollar Tree for candle making.
The Rocks Glass Candleholders are 3.25″ in diameter and 4 inches tall. The Square Glass Candleholder is 3 inches square. They comfortably hold 10-12 ounces of candle wax. They can be purchased in-store or online by the case with FREE delivery to your local store.
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What is the best candle wick to use with the Dollar Tree candle jars?
Wick choice for a candle starts with the vessel’s diameter first and then the type of wax you are using. As a rule, the bigger the diameter, the bigger the wick. The harder waxes require a wick that is a little larger because their melting point is slightly higher.
Additionally, the Dollar Tree jars are large enough to use two smaller wicks to get a better hot throw. I have put together a table of suggested wax and wick combinations to give you a starting point. Test your candles with your fragrance choice and colorant if you have added any.
The Dollar Tree Rocks Glass Candleholders Jar is also known as the Libbey Status Jar.
Dollar Tree Jars – Rocks Glass Candle Holders – 3.25″
|Wax Type||Wick Used|
|GB 464||Double Wicked with CD 6|
|IGI 6006||Double Wicked with HTP 73|
|IGI 6006||Premier 745|
|IGI 4630||CD 18 or CD 20 using colorant|
|Joy Wax||Double Wicked with CD 7|
Dollar Tree Jars – Square Glass Candle Holders – 3″
|Wax Type||Wick Used|
|GB 464||Double Wicked with CD 8|
|GB 464||Double Wicked with .750 Wooden Wick and booster|
|GB 464||Double Wicked with ECO 10 (ECO 8 with low FO Load)|
|GB 444||Double Wicked with ECO 10|
|Soy Blend||Double Wicked with HTP 93|
|Soy Blend||Double Wicked with Premier 767|
|IGI 6006||Double Wicked with .875 Wooden Wick no booster|
|IGI 6006||Double Wicked with CD 10 or ECO 10|
How do you center candle wicks in a square jar?
Wick placement for square candle jars is best when double wicked and aligned diagonally. This provides the optimum heat source across the surface of the candle wax to create a melt pool to the glass jar edge. A properly fitted wick will in this direction also prevent tunneling commonly found with square candle containers.
Where can I get a dust cover or a lid to fit my candle jars from the Dollar Tree?
The popular Dollar Tree Jar aka Libbey Status Jar is so common our fellow crafters have helped us by making dust covers and lids to fit these candle vessels. Here is what you can get online.
How can I package a candle without a lid?
Not all candle vessels have lids. Some candles are packaged in boxes. Packaging a candle in a gift box adds an element of luxury. These boxes a 4″ square are the perfected fitted size for the Dollar Tree Rocks Glass Candle Holders.
Where can I get luxury labels for my candles?
A luxury candle starts with quality candle wax and an attractive candle vessel. What makes a candle high-end is presentation as well. Luxury candles include packaging and labeling.
Put more than just a sticker on your candle vessel. Try labels such as foil printed, textured, or linen.