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23.9.13

15 DIY Camp Mug Candle


Hi all! Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe here--we're so excited to share another DIY on Poppytalk! This time of year, we're looking forward to fall camping trips--huddled over a campfire with with a thermos of steaming mulled cider, wool blankets, and a good book, who says summer should have all the fun?

Inspired by our fall camping getaways, we fashioned up this Campfire-Scented Camp Mug Candle DIY so you can enjoy the nostalgic scent of a campfire all year round--no tent required!


You Will Need:

A camp mug--try a thrift store or outdoor shop
Candle wax--we like the soy variety
String (this will be your homemade wick)
Button
Pencil
Campfire fragrance oil


Directions

1.) Thread your string through the two holes of the button and make a knot. Pull taught and snip after measuring the height of your mug (cut an inch longer than you think you'll need).
2.) Melt a little bit of wax according to manufacturer's directions (we bought microwavable wax--it saves so much time). Dip the string and button into your wax to coat entirely. Once coated, lay it on a paper towel to dry a few minutes.
3.) Once dry, anchor your newly fashioned wick in the center of your mug--adhering the button to the mug with a little wax if need be. Wrap the excess wick around a pencil balanced on the lip of the mug.
4.) Melt the rest of your wax. Pour in a capful or two of fragrance oil and mix with hot wax. Pour the mixture into your camp mug and let dry a few hours.
5.) Once the wax is solidified, cut the wick.

Enjoy!

Emily + Erick
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15 comments:

Emily said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I never would have thought of this. I love that because there is a handle it would be easier to use.


Emily
eageremily.blogspot.com

Coco Cake Land said...

aww that is so cute! never knew making a candle was so simple. love the look of it in the camp mug.

Silvi J. Vidal said...

lovely post & DIY !!!

thanks for sharing !

Silvi from Barcelona

Alex said...

so cute!

euclidstreetshop said...

What an ingenious idea! Love this so much.

MasqueradeDiva3 said...

This is so creative and awesome! I must make this!

Reese Carrozzini said...

I love simple how to steps for things like this! Thank you!

Reese Carrozzini Studio

emily said...

I love this idea! Now that I am back in the city I have been trying to bring the outside in any way I can.

-Emily

Karen said...

What brand of wax did you use? I've tried this before but the wax always shrinks as it dries and comes loose from the mug.

Tawnya said...

what a great project! where would I find campfire fragrance oil? what brand did you use?

Dale said...

sweet idea

Randi Frazier said...

Thank you for the brilliant and fabulously cute idea! I used it on my blog (with a link to yours)!

Randi Frazier said...

Thank you so much for your brilliant and fabulously cute idea! I used it on my blog (with a link to yours)!

Bree bumblebreeblog said...

This project is so amazing! Thank you for sharing. I have a whole list of people that will love this. Pinned!

Kerry Purcell said...

This is the cutest idea - cannot wait to give it a try!