Mini in size, these little cuties are perfect for both fall bridal shower favors and wedding favors. These candles don't go bad, the materials are easy to find locally and online, they are super easy to make, and to boot, they smell mighty delicious for all you hot beverage, candle-lovin' friends out there! I'll let Stacey take it from here!
HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL LATTE SOY CANDLES
Recipe Makes 3 Small 4 Ounce Candles
Difficulty Level: Medium
• 4 cups soy flakes
• 3 wicks with metal base
• 20 - 30 caramel latte essential oil drops per candle
• 3 4 oz. glass canning jars
• Large glass mixing bowl/measurer
• 3 large clothespins
• Decorative tags or items to dress jars
(All materials are also easily found at Michael's, and when paired with coupons, it makes it very affordable to make these candle favors in bulk!)
1. Gather all supplies.
2. Add soy flakes to large glass bowl. Microwave soy flakes for 1 minute, or until they begin to boil. Frequently stir and continue to microwave until all the soy flakes are reduced to a clear liquid. This process can take 5 minutes.
3. Once the soy flakes are liquified, dip each metal base end of the candle wicks into the wax. Place the ends of the wicks in the center of each candle jar, pressing the metal ends down. The wax acts as a glue, securing the metal end at the bottom of the candle jar. Use the clothespins to help keep the wicks centered and upright.
4. Very gently, pour the wax into each jar. Now add the caramel latte essential oils to the wax; this is done at this step to avoid burning the oils during the melting/cooking process. Add 20 - 30 drops of oil to each jar. If desired, add more or less.
5. Let the candles sit for 6 hours, until fully set. Once set, remove clothespins and trim wicks to desired length.
6. Decorate your jars and enjoy!
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ABOUT STACEY BURRUS
A passionately curious girl who loves art, design, music, books, coffee, and rain, Stacey Burrus is the designer and owner of Stacey Burrus Designs and Tidewater and Tulle's DIY Editor. When she is not designing stationery and other various items, she's either crafting, traveling, or spending time out on the water with her husband, quirky little boxer named Rusty, and a sweet little girl named River Jane.
All tutorial and photos by Stacey Burrus.
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