DIY Camp Mug Candle

We're throwing it back today with a fun summer Campfire-Scented Camp Mug Candle DIY we posted a couple years back. A fun project to take with you on your next camping trip or keep indoors 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.

This project was originally posted in 2013 by Emily + Erick of Home Sandwich Shoppe for Poppytalk. 

Jan Halvarson

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