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Too many party's to attend and no more original gift idea's. Start making cool candles which can be made to fit everybody's likings. For this present we made 2 'cups of coffee topped with some whipped cream and cinnamon' candles and a 'stack of Oreo cookies' candle.

Don't forget to add pictures in the comments of your creations.

Step 1: Materials:

Materials:

  • 5 candles
  • crayons for coloring your wax
  • 2 coffee glasses

Optional:

  • coffee ground
  • cinnamon

Tools:

  • cooking pan, for melting the candles au bain marie
  • round silicon molds for the fake cookies
  • knife
  • melting pot, for holding the candles during melting
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

Step 2: Melt the Candles

  • Break the candles in order to split the wax from the wick.
  • The last piece of candle can be removed by cutting it in half.
  • Keep the wicks, we will use them in the candles we're about to make.
  • The candles are melted bain marie.
  • When the candles are completely melted, transfer the wax to another cup for mixing.
  • The wax is now ready for coloring.

Step 3: Coffee Candle

Coffee

  • Start with gluing a wick to the bottom of the cup using a hot glue gun.
  • Use a toothpick or something similar to keep the wick straight.
  • Depending on the size of your cups melt enough wax in order to fill them.
  • Once the wax is melted mix it thoroughly with black and brown crayons (approximately 50-50).
  • Pour the colored wax into the coffee cups.

Whipped cream

  • Melt enough wax for the whipped cream (plus some extra).
  • Let the melted wax cool down.
  • Once it is solidified a little start stirring the wax until you obtain a nice cream.
  • Put the cream on your coffee. We made two different toppings.

Tip:

  • I use as a rule of thumb 1 crayon for 3 melted candles.
  • Try out your crayon on paper before you use them in your candle or you end up with dark purple coffee like me.
  • The purple coffee had lines on the cup due to fast solidification of the wax. Our second attempt we pre-heated the cup to prevent these lines.

Optional:

  • For extra aroma add a little bit off coffee ground to the melted wax.
  • Finish the candle with cinnamon.

Step 4: Oreo Candle

Biscuit

  • Melt enough wax for 4 biscuits.
  • Once the wax is melted mix it thoroughly with black crayons.
  • After mixing pour the wax into the cup cake molds.
  • Once the wax is solidified but still warm remove it from the mold.
  • Add your design to make the cookies look exactly like Oreo biscuits.

Cookie assembly

  • Make whipped cream the same way as for the coffee.
  • Put the cream between two biscuits.
  • With some kind of tool make the cream look nice.

Candle assembly

  • Make a hole through both cookies.
  • Tie a small knot in the wick.
  • Put the wick through the first cookie.
  • Add a little bit wax on top of the first cookie, we did this by lighting a candle and dripping wax on the cookie.
  • Put the second cookie on top.
  • Cut the wick to length.

Tip:

  • Make a mold for your cookie using sugru of something similar. This makes your cookie much more like the real thing.

Step 5: Wrap Up Your Gift

Once your candles are finished it's time to wrap up your gift and enjoy the party you are about to attend.

Afterthoughts

  • This instructable was inspired by some diy candles we found on youtube, especially this one and this one.
  • We didn't have stuff at our disposal for making a mold of a real Oreo cookie, but in the future I will definitely do that for much better results.
  • Add enough crayons for coloring. For example, the Oreo biscuits are a little too light, which could have been solved with more crayons.
  • Let your imagination be the limit. We're already thinking about sculpting some things using the 'whipped cream' method for some future presents.
<p>Question--will the candles burn? I've found crayon melts at too high a temperature, and the wick runs out of fuel before it melts enough wax. Do you have a solution? I know these are too cute to burn...</p>
<p>The next time was earlier than expected. Just finished the first part of a new set of gift candles. Also tested a batch of colored candle wax and it burned just fine. Didn't see anything strange so you can just go and make a candle of your own without worry whether it will burn or not.</p>
<p>I have actually no idea. Haven't tested it, but will do it next time (within two weeks). But I don't expect much trouble since only a small number of crayons is added with respect to the amount of candle wax.</p>
<p>Great looking cute candle. Voted.</p>
<p>Thanks, it helped since I'm a finalist.</p>
Congratulations
Wow that's cool I had to vote for you
<p>Thanks.</p>
<p>I found that an old fashioned hand operated egg beater works really well for the whipped cream. You can usually find them at second hand stores. I remember my mother using one for whipped coverings for candles she made back in the &quot;50s.</p>
<p>Sounds like a good idea. I added it to my flea market list.</p>

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Bio: I'm a mechanical engineer in the Eindhoven region. In my spare time I like to make random stuff, both usefull and especially useless.
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