HOMEMADE VANILLA AND COFFEE SCENTED CANDLE

The perfect handcrafted gift for someone who loves the aroma of coffee.

What you’ll need:

Step 1:

Place the wick in the jar, holding it upright, to measure the length of the wick needed.  Then tie the wick around the skewer, resting the skewer on the edges of the jar so the wick’s upright. Make sure the wick stays in the middle of the jar.

Step 2:

Melt the wax down. The wax you can find in your local craft store. If you don?t have any nearby you can just use a whole candle. You can melt the wax by placing a glass or heatproof bowl over a pot containing boiling water. Or, drop the wax in a taller measuring cup and melt it in the microwave for about two minutes.

Step 3:

If you want to add an essence such as vanilla you can melt some vanilla wax with you candle wax or add some vanilla essential oil to the melted wax.

Step 4:

Once the wax is melted, place some coffee grounds in the bottom of the jar.

Step 5:

Pour in some of the wax, tilt and twist the jar slowly to coat the inside walls of the jar. This creates a layered effect as more wax is poured in. The more coffee grounds you add the darker layer will be. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and pour in some more grounds and then more wax. And again, let it cool.

Step 6:

Repeat this process until the jar is filled making sure you keep the wick as straight as possible and center the entire time.

Step 7:

You can add some coffee beans on the top layer to make it look more interesting.

Let the wax cool at least for a couple of hours and then remove the candle from the jar.

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