Bramble Berry’s 100% Handmade Mug is just too cute, we HAD to incorporate it into our coffee themed month! One of the best parts when using a mug as a candle jar is the extended burn time! How can you say no to a candle that burns longer?! The mug can handle heat better than normal glass, so the warmth of the container will not melt the wax quickly like a glass container does. This candle had a burn time of almost 40 hours! WOW!
What You’ll Need:
14 oz Nature C-3 Wax
CD 20 Wick
.9 oz Espresso FO
Orange Candle Dye Block
Black Candle Dye Block
100% Handmade Mug
Large (4 Cup) Pyrex
Butter Knife (2)
**If you are not local, you can get all of this and more at Bramble Berry! They will ship directly to you!**
Put a butter knife in the freezer. This comes in handy when you want to check on what color your candle will turn once it has completely cooled and solidified.
Weigh out 14 oz of Nature C-3 wax into a microwave safe container (we used a 4 cup Pyrex). Melt in microwave on 30 second bursts until fully melted (Approximately 3 1/2 min and 160 degrees Fahrenheit). Using a butter knife, shave about a third of the Black Candle Dye Block and mix into melted wax and mix well until fully melted.
Using a clean butter knife, shred about half the amount of Orange Candle Dye Block and mix well until pieces have fully melted.
It can be difficult to know what color your wax will be once it hardens, as it will look much darker when it is melted. Take the butter knife out of the freezer and dip it in the melted wax. It will instantly solidify to the color your candle will become.
Once you have reached your desired color, add 0.9 oz Espresso F.O. and mix well.
Take the CD-20 wick and dip the end into the melted wax. Follow with ‘gluing’ the wick to the bottom of the mug. After the wick is adhered to the mug, grab a pen and lay it on top of the mug and carefully clip the wick into the pen as shown in the below picture. This helps the wick stay in place when you pour the wax.
Slowly pour the melted wax into your mug until it is ALMOST full.
You may have some extra wax. Bramble Berry offers Small Cube Wax Tarts for Wax Melts which are perfect for any extra wax.
Cover your candle to help it insulate and cool slower. Let sit at least 24 hours before use to ensure the candle has completely solidified.
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