Fun Candlemaking Crafts: How to Make Chocolate Espresso Candles
Home made crafts are great fun whenever you make them. It is fun because you can make something beautiful with your hands – and it is also fun because your creations can bring appreciation and love from your friends and family – when you gift it to them. One such great idea of a home made gift is the chocolate espresso candles.
How To Make A Chocolate Espresso Candle
You would need a mug, lots of coffee beans (the more variety the better) or an aluminum foil; an aluminum foil design cutter. Now depending upon your mood and choice, you would need to decorate the mug accordingly. You could stick the coffee beans onto it all over and then use glass pain or acrylic paint to write your message across the mug, or you could use the aluminum cutter to cut out funny designs and stick them onto the mug alternating it with coffee beans. You could also roughly grind the coffee beans and stick the ensuing powder onto the mug.
Once you finished your decorations, you would need to take a little lacquer and paint it over to give a well-finished look. This would have your outside of the chocolate espresso candle ready. Now let us make the candle.
For the candle you would need a long wick – it should be as long as he mug (if it is not available use two or three tied up to each other), a lovely spoon for the best filled-with-chocolate-cup look, wax, fresh ground coffee (about 40 gms), a little brown dye.
When you met the wax (at about 180 degrees) add all the ingredients and stir well to mix. Pour the mix into the mug leaving out two fingers from the brim. For the last layer, take a little of the already mixed wax, put it into your double boiler and then add two or three table spoons of strong brewed coffee as well as two-three drops of chocolate oil for fragrance. Pour this mixture onto the rest and fill it. Put into the mug your tea spoon for added effect.
Add A Few Twists
Your chocolate espresso candle is now ready to use as a gift or as a personal show piece. You would find that even without lighting it up it would smell like freshly ground coffee which would make it attract attention wherever you put it. Now, f you want to customize it, you could always have some variations done to it – such as makes tiny waves in the mug just as it looks like you have just stirred it with the spoon. You could also give it a frothed look by taking a sharp thing such as toothpick or needle and scratching the surface of the mug – this would give it a frothy appearance just as a cappuccino.
Remember, to melt the wax a little after you add your special effects so you could achieve that out-of-the-shop impeccable look for your mug. Now, you know to make a great candle and a great gift for those who love coffee. Time to make some friends happy!
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