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)
Campfire fragrance oil
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.
Emily + Erick
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