Best of DIYs | DIY Campfire Scented Mug Candle

Continuing on with our Best of DIYs posts we're featuring this summer, today we're bringing back this goody by Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe who shared this cute campfire-scented mug candle DIY we posted on the blog last fall. What's fun about this project is that you can enjoy the nostalgic scent of a campfire all year round —long after summer is over.  (Instructions below)!

Contributor post by Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe

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.


Meet the Contributors
Emily Hirsch and Erick Steinberg are blogging duo behind Hello Home Shoppe, a lifestyle blog with a focus on DIY projects, recipes, and travel. When they're not blogging or working as 2/4 of the creative agency Jolly Bureau, they moonlight as locally sourced sandwich vendors in Philadelphia, PA.

Jan Halvarson


Erin said...

This is such a lovely project idea, it looks great! x

materfamilias said...

back in the day, we used to melt a kids' crayon into the mix to get a coloured candle. . .

Unknown said...

Fun idea!

she. said...

this is great!

alyce said...

you could even change the scent and make it a bug repellent!!!

Anika said...

awesome idea!


Colleen said...

This is the first post I ever read on PoppTalk!

Love this thing :)