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Homemade Coffee Candle!

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Here is my original Coffee Candle recipe!

This project is fun, cheap and easy (if you do it right!)

I saw some funky candles in the store (I think they were Yankee), and I thought to myself... "Wow, I can make one of these with some household objects!"

Here is another one of my candles, check it out!:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Chocolate-Candle/
 
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Step 1: Preparations

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What you will need:
Old/ Used Candles
Cider/ Beer Can
Pot With Handle
Teaspoon
Ground Coffee
Empty Container/ Tin
Salvaged Candle Wicks

Step 2: Getting Started!

First thing's first! Remove the top from your can, and you should be left with a makeshift "melting pot"...

Get all of your leftover tea lights and candles together, and shove 'em into the can (make sure to save the wicks)

Now make sure to put water into your actual pot (about half full) and bring it just under the boil.

Now! Put your "melting pot" into the water and watch your wax melt!

Step 5: Time To Make A Candle!

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This is a simple step:
Quickly bring the wax to a surface (I used the straining board)

Prepare your container for pouring. I used an old cookie tin that I got on holidays!
There is a wick there. Honestly!
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SlickSqueegie11 months ago
I have to try this!
Great idea. Nice job!
Improvisation (author)  SlickSqueegie11 months ago
Thanks man!
Made this with but with coffee and hot chocolate granules. Turned out great and boyfriend was really happy!
viewsonic11 months ago
Good, I will try it sometime
Improvisation (author)  viewsonic10 months ago
Make sure to show your candle when it's done!
rkatz3011 months ago
Great idea and so simple. thanks
Linkolas11 months ago
Sure they do!
Linkolas11 months ago
This is a awesome idea! Who doesn't like the smell of coffee!!
Improvisation (author)  Linkolas11 months ago
Do they have coffee in middle earth?
HJosh11 months ago
Yeahh, it's a good idea, I also wanted to make a smelling candle like coffe but i never know how to get start it. so thanks, but it works really with only the grond coffe beans?
Improvisation (author)  HJosh11 months ago
There is no reason why it shouldn't work if you start with an unscented, use a strong coffee, and get the wax/coffee ratio right.... Mine didn't start smelling until 24 hours after setting!
rvance6511 months ago
Very cool