centering wicks

This is the quickest application we have found for centering wicks in containers. Simply create a template for the bottom of your jars, whether you are single-wicking or double wicking. This will also work with hexagons or other shaped jars. Trace the jar (use regular paper or thick cardstock) then place your jar on the paper and trace it.

Finding the Center – draw a horizontal and vertical line that is centered. The point where the two lines meet is your center.

Trace Your Wick – If you are single wicking, place the wick in the center of the paper and draw a circle around the wick tab. If you are double wicking make sure to keep the wicks at least 1″ apart. Also try to also keep them 1″ from the sides of the container.

Trim Your Template – The template is easier to work with if you cut it into a square shape and then tape the template down. You can also hold onto it – to steady it while placing your jar in place.

Place Template Under Jar – Place the jar onto the template making sure the edges of the jar line up with the edges of the template that you drew.

Place Wicks in Jar – Simply place your wick(s) inside the wick circle you drew on the template.