DIY: Coffee Candles – New York Minute Magazine
Connect
To Top

DIY: Coffee Candles

Hey badass! Want to stay in the loop? Sign up for free weekly updates
Post saved!

Sometimes the smallest thing can turn your apartment from a rented space to a cozy home. Decorating can cost a lot of money, but if you’re up for a little creativity and craftiness, you can get the job done without breaking the bank. One great way to do this is to add some candles to your place. Candles can be incredibly overpriced, and sometimes don’t even smell good! Because of this, NYMM has found a great DIY project to make your own candles that look and smell amazing!

1. Get your supplies together

To begin, you will need to collect a few supplies. Grab the bowl or glass that will hold your candle. This can be whatever matches the décor of your apartment, or whatever you happen to find around the
house!

Next, you will need candle wax. For this, you can either buy wax chips from the craft store or chop up an old, unscented candle. It is important that this wax is unscented, as you will be adding your own scent.

You will also need a candlewick.

For this specific candle, you will need coffee beans and vanilla beans. If you don’t like the smell of vanilla coffee, there are plenty of other scents you can use to make your candle. The coffee beans can remain as they are, but you will need to chop the vanilla beans.

2. Making your candles

To begin making your candle, you will first need to melt the chopped wax. You can do this in the microwave or using a double broiler. While the wax is heating up, glue the bottom of the wick to the bottom or whatever glass or bowl you decide to use. Then, while holding the wick up at the top, pour a small layer of the melted wax into the container.

After you have added this layer of wax, add a layer of coffee beans and vanilla beans. Finish the candle by adding the last layer of wax on top of the beans.

You are welcome to mix or disperse the beans as you want them in the wax.

3. Enjoy!

After you have finished these steps, you can simply wait for the wax to dry and trim the wick to the proper length. When you are finished, you will have beautiful candles that look and smell amazing!

Title Image Source

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

(Visited 87 times, 1 visits today)

LEAVE A COMMENT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Be Fun

  • Wheelchair Basketball Welcomes Any and All Players with Disabilities

    Basketball players are known for their long legs and fast paces, but what happens when you don’t have the ability to...

    Jehn KubiakJanuary 9, 2018
  • Bright Did Not Shine

    Buddy-cop movie Bright, set in a modern fantasy world where mythical creatures live side by side with humans, tells the story...

    Nadeer FaragallaJanuary 5, 2018
  • Hostiles : Slow and Steady Kills the Pace

    I had a chance to see Hostiles on the big screen, officially coming to theaters January 18th, and, lucky to go...

    Nadeer FaragallaDecember 29, 2017
  • New Releases: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi marks the second installment in Disney’s new trilogy. Directly following the seventh episode, Star...

    Nadeer FaragallaDecember 22, 2017
  • Best Healthy Nutella-Alternative You’ll Ever Eat

    Note: This article was written by our editor-in-chief, Sarah Rizkalla. If you would like more of these recipes as she journeys...

    Sarah RizkallaDecember 20, 2017
  • SYBS Single, ‘Motivation,’ Inspires Many

    Yugy Onyekwe stood on a busy Los Angeles street near Chinatown, while his sister, Dobi Kwe, sat in her London home studio,...

    Jehn KubiakDecember 20, 2017
  • Lemon Chicken Pasta with Browned Garlic-Butter Sauce

     This week at NYMM, we’re cooking up a tangy lemon chicken pasta with a browned garlic sauce that easily passes as...

    Josh GuirguisDecember 15, 2017
  • Coco Coaxes Tears and Wonder

    Coco is Pixar‘s latest feature about a boy who dreams of becoming a musician while his family has a ban spanning...

    Nadeer FaragallaDecember 8, 2017
  • Easy Pan-Fried Mediterranean Flatbread Pizzas

    Walking along the streets of Milan is tempting. Not moreso, say, than New York, where the streets are also lined with...

    Josh GuirguisDecember 8, 2017
  • A ‘Berry’ Good Pancake Recipe

    We all know that pancakes are basically personal cakes made in a pan that are socially acceptable to eat first thing...

    Josh GuirguisDecember 1, 2017
  • The Justice League Was a Huge Letdown

    While many of us have been cautiously excited (but not too optimistic) about DC finally putting together the Justice League movie,...

    Nadeer FaragallaNovember 23, 2017
  • Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

    Making food in advance is awesome, as long as you’re making something that can be easily reheated – or better yet,...

    Josh GuirguisNovember 21, 2017
  • Tender Pancetta Meatballs

    Ever try a meatball so tender it made you stop just to take in the flavor? For me, this happened when...

    Josh GuirguisNovember 10, 2017
  • Apps for Women by Women

    Women in the tech world are doing some pretty amazing things. From apps that can help you delay a text to...

    Catherine HorneOctober 31, 2017
  • Dating Apps by Women for Women

    There seems to be a common problem everyone has when using dating apps like Tinder; often, people are just looking for...

    Catherine HorneOctober 24, 2017

Copyright © 2016 New York Minute Magazine