Here's how to make Hot Cocoa and Coffee Candles:
- teacups (these were mismatched punch cups--try Goodwill)
- wicks (from craft store)
- candles (I used what I had at home)
- OR soy wax
- candle dye (or crayons--they are non-toxic)
- optional: fragrance oil
- Cooking supplies:
- double boiler (I used a pan and a glass bowl)
- wooden skewers
- Attach the wick to the cup. You can use hot glue or a little of the melted wax to bottom of the wick. I used small wicks. If you are using a candle as your wax source, see if you can use the wick. Cut to size, if needed.
- Chop up and melt your wax/candle. I used candles I had around the house. Some were scented (like coffee or hot cocoa or vanilla) and some were not. I liked having the option for my guests.
- I melted the wax using a double boiler, as pictured above. This means I had a boiling pot of water and placed the glass bowl with wax/candle pieces on top.
- Once melted, pour it into the cup, as pictured. I used a wooden skewer broken in half to keep the wick standing up straight. I used twist ties to secure it. I told y'all this was last minute!
- Allow to cool until wax has hardened. If needed, you can pop these in the freezer for 30 minutes to help with the cooling down process.
- I decided last night to send out Christmas cards. If you would like one, email your address. Thanks.
- Don't forget my linkup tomorrow: The Story Behind the Pic. Choose any picture (or more) and tell us about it. That's it!